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M&G&#39s Isa women are on top of the world

Two British women explorers have walked their way into the record books as part of the first all-female expedition to reach both geographic poles on foot.

They reached the North Pole on Sunday as part of the M&G Isa Expedition which set off on March 12 from Canada after reaching the South Pole in January 2000.

Single mother Caroline Hamilton and former banker Ann Daniels fought off frostbite, three storms, a constantly moving icepack and the repatriation of a team member due to frostbite to complete their 413-nautical-mile trek to the North Pole on Sunday.

Both celebrated by singing the national anthem as their achievement coincided with the Queen&#39s golden jubilee.

Speaking from the North Pole, Daniels said: “It was excruciating and there were times when it was difficult to put one foot in front of the other but with one goal in mind and pure determination we were able to succeed.”

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