Bio-fuelled vehicles reach pole

Ten adventurers who are attempting to cross Antarctica by land in bio-fuelled vehicles have reached the South Pole.

The Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition hopes to set a new record by making the fastest ever vehicle crossing of the frozen continent.

The 10-man team, which is working in collaboration with Imperial College London, embarked on its journey from Union Glacier on November 26.

The adventurers expect to cover a distance of almost 2,000 miles (3,219km) to McMurdo, with the help of three vehicles.

By proving the efficiency of such environmentally friendly vehicles, the group expects to help reduce the overall impact of this type of expedition in future.

Currently, most researchers and scientists use small aeroplanes to travel around the Antarctic.

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