Gábor Rakonczay has become the first Hungarian to reach the South Pole.
According to MTI, Rakonczay reached the summit following a grueling 44-day trip. The expedition from the shore of Antarctica to the pole was 917 km (570 miles) and was completed as part of a four-man team. Antarctica rules state that the first trip to the pole of any person must be in a team.
Rakonczay towed a 94kg sled, lost 10 percent of his body weight and suffered frostbites to his face, due to the almost constant icy headwinds.
Temperatures started off relatively mild at -12 degrees Celsius, but as they approached the pole it dropped to below -20, sometimes dipping to -30.