15 Dec 2009

Women skiers half way to South Pole

10:09 am on 15 December 2009

A Commonwealth team of women skiers is at the half way point of a trip across Antarctica to the South Pole.

Women from seven countries are ski-ing 900km to the Pole to mark the birth of the Commonwealth 60 years ago and to encourage greater inter-cultural understanding.

New Zealand representative Kylie Wakelin says none of the women are experienced skiers.

Two have already pulled out - one because of illness and the other because of frostbite.