INTREPID adventurer Paula Reid has completed her epic mission of skiing to the South Pole.
The 47-year-old, from Alverstoke, got to the most southerly point on Earth – after 46 days of trekking across Antarctica – at 6.20pm UK time on Friday.
The trek was a gruelling 580 miles.
Paula, pictured, became only the fourth British woman to achieve the feat.
Exhausted and bruised, she was able to text her partner Alex Alley that she was ‘finally here’.
Alex told The News: ‘They had a glass of champagne and had their own chef to cook them whatever they wanted.
‘They chose steak. They had a tour of the polar station.’
Last night Paula was flying back from Chile.
Alex said: ‘I am immensely proud. It’s a massive achievement.’
Paula’s efforts have raised more than £3,000 for children’s charity Gutsy Gastros.