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The 30-year-old from Edinburgh reached the South Pole on January 14 after spending 39 days alone dragging 130kg (20 stone) of equipment across 730 miles of ice and snow.

The young explorer had to deal with some of the harshest conditions on Earth, with temperatures plummeting below -50C and battling up to 100mph winds to complete his epic challenge to the bottom of the world.

During his unsupported trek Luke burned more than 400,000 calories and climbed twice the height of Ben Nevis. The Scot took on this incredible challenge in aid of the charity Marie Curie, despite having a pacemaker fitted following heart problems in his early twenties. What’s more, only a year ago Luke underwent surgery to remove a suspected brain tumour, which turned out to be an extremely large and rare cyst.

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