A team of British soldiers are preparing to become the first all-female group to walk across Antarctica.
They will have to endure temperatures of -40C and walk for up to nine hours a day carrying more than their own body weight in supplies.
Exercise Ice Maiden is currently training in Norway for the 80-day south pole challenge in September. Among the many challenges is coping with extreme cold when you need a loo break.
Major Sandy Hennis from Cannock, Staffordshire said she hoped the expedition would inspire girls and women everywhere.