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Ice cap team celebrate with pizza
Karen Darke
Karen pictured during pre-challenge training in Finland
A woman who is paralysed from the chest down has celebrated a gruelling crossing of Greenland's ice cap by tucking into pizza.

Karen Darke, from Grantown on Spey, was one of a team of adventurers who took part in an expedition called By Hands and Feet.

Team members arrived in Kangerlussuaq on the west coast on Sunday.

One of the first things they did on reaching their final destination was to go out for a pizza.

Karen and the five others are due to fly to Reykjavik in Iceland on Wednesday, before catching a flight to the UK on Thursday.

The 34-year-old sat on skis and used arm power and ski poles to cover the 372 miles (600km).

Online diary

Her blog - an online diary - is being carried on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Careers Scotland website.

A blog by another of the team members posted on Monday revealed how they all went for a pizza.

Fast food was one of the "luxuries" they had fantasised about during the month-long journey.

The team of six aims to raise money for the charity Interventure.

It provides and develops opportunities for disabled people to participate in adventure sports and outdoor activities.

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