Clare O Leary from Bandon, West Cork, Ireland made history on January 8 by becoming the first Irish woman to trek to the South Pole in a four-person “Beyond Endurance” expedition team lead by Pat Falvey from Cork. Claire who works as a consultant in Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel is one of the worlds leading female adventurers and high altitude climbers. She is the first Irish female to climb Mt Everest and also the first Irish female (15th female worldwide) to complete the Seven summits. Walking to the South Pole and Beyond involved travelling a distance of over 1100km with each team member hauling a sledge weighing in excess of 150kg. DiscoveringIreland is proud of of this fantastic achievement by the “Beyond Endurance” team. Congratulations!