Hampshire Scouts preparing for South Pole journey

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A TEAM of Scouts are looking to take on the South Pole in a challenging expedition.

The group from Hampshire, including Oliver Robinson from Portsmouth, will set off for the 50-day journey in November 2018.

The four Scouts are looking to become the first Scout team ever to ski unassisted from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back.

Oliver, 26, said: ‘This is going to be the culmination of many years of training and hard work by the team.

‘Hopefully it will inspire the next generation of Scouts, proving that you can achieve anything when you commit yourself to such a worthy cause.’

Nigel Atkinson, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, officially launched the start of the expedition with a ceremony at The Langrish House Hotel, in Petersfield.

The challenge is raising awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.