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Last Updated: Monday, 24 April 2006, 12:51 GMT 13:51 UK
Teenager returns from North Pole
Jordan Maguire
Jordan Maguire is the youngest boy to walk to the North Pole
A teenage schoolboy is returning home after a record breaking 10-day trek to the North Pole.

Jordan Maguire, 15, from Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire, is the youngest boy to complete the feat.

His adventure ended successfully on Thursday after he travelled 111 miles by foot from north Russia to the Arctic.

He is due to arrive home at 1645 BST on Monday in time to study for Standard Grade exams which start next week.

The fourth year pupil at Hutchisons' Grammar School, Glasgow, skied for 10 hours a day.

He dragged an 80kg sled laden with camping equipment and food supplies.

'Fantastic achievement'

In the process he raised nearly 19,000 for the children's charity WellChild.

His stepfather Bernard Frutin, 62, an inventor, said he and his mother, Karen, 40, were very proud of the youngster's success.

He said: "It's an amazing achievement for a young teenager and we're absolutely delighted.

"But he can't hang around as he's got important exams next week and I don't think he will have done a lot of revision out there."

Karl Gwillian, of WellChild, said: "Jordan should be proud of his fantastic achievement, we are forever grateful."

The current world record for the youngest person to make the North Pole was set by Alicia Hempleman-Adams, also 15, last April.


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