Major Wetherill was joined by Major Natalie Taylor, both of the Royal Army Medical Corps, and four others.

Together, they travelled up to 27 miles a day, navigating crevasses as they pulled sledges weighing up to 80kg (176lbs) and battling temperatures as low as -50C.

"Our timings were tight and we worked really well as a team… it meant that we managed to cover some ground over a good amount of time," she said, adding: "We finished a lot faster than we thought."

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