Vilborg practising before the journey (Photo: Lífsspor.is)Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir yesterday became the first Icelander to walk to the South Pole alone and without assistance. Vilborg reached the pole last night after very hard conditions yesterday.

She said that she was laughing and crying when she realized she was making her dream come true.

She walked for 60 days, in total 1140km and celebrated by having potatoes and bacon on the Pole.

She was raising money for the women's clinic at the Icelandic national hospital and expects to dwell on the Pole over the weekend.

Vilborg has a long journey home to Iceland where she is looking to rest after mental and physical hard work over the last two months, plus the years in preparation.

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