Irish mountaineers Clare O'Leary and Mike O'Shea have succeeded in their attempt to cross the North Patagonia Ice Cap in Chile. They are believed to be the first Irish team to have completed the 250 km trek. It took 19 days to complete and the pair had to battle against freezing temperatures and 100 mile an hour winds in one of the world's most inhospitable environments. the Irish duo hope to become the first Irish team to reach the North Pole on foot next year.

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