Swede claims to be first person to reach South Pole in wheelchair
A Swedish man is claiming to be the first person in the world to have reached the South Pole in a wheelchair.
Aron Anderson said he accomplished the feat on Wednesday after a 21-day journey in a wheelchair on skis.
He told Swedish public radio that temperatures averaged minus 30C during his 400-mile journey.
Speaking from the South Pole, Mr Anderson said "the glide on the snow here is really hard" and that he now wanted "some real food - I'm kind of tired of this freeze-dried food".
He said the expedition had raised five million kronor (£435,000) to fight cancer among children in Sweden.
On his website, Mr Anderson said he suffered cancer in the lower back aged seven and has been in a wheelchair ever since.