By Shane Gladstone
A team of explorers has reached the South Pole as part of a bid to achieve the fastest-ever vehicle crossing of Antarctica.
The 10-strong outfit is the first to reach the South Pole in a bio-fuelled vehicle, for which it was presumably difficult to get cheap breakdown cover.
The Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition is working on the project alongside Imperial College London and set off from Union Glacier on November 26.
The team is braving the elements on the journey to McMurdo - a distance of almost 2,000 miles (3,219km).
But the expectation that the members will make the fastest-ever vehicle crossing of the continent is seeing them soldier on through the extreme cold.
Using three vehicles, the team hopes to prove its efficiency and reliability in the Antarctic terrain, allowing researchers to reduce their future environmental impact by travelling by land.
The majority of travel around the Antarctic - usually by researchers and scientists - is currently done using small aeroplanes.