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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760554774
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 11/09/2018
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Walking, hiking, trekking
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Travel writing
    Biography & True Stories / Biography: general
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: $29.99

Fourteen-year-old Jade Hameister had a dream: to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

In 2016, she skied to the North Pole.
In 2017, she completed the Greenland Crossing.
In 2018, she arrived at the South Pole.

This is the story of an adventurer who never gave up - who set herself incredible challenges beyond her years and experience. An adventurer who endured extremes of cold and blizzards; tackled treacherous terrain where one wrong step could be fatal; struggled through sastrugi, ice rubble and emotional lows to achieve an extraordinary goal.

Along the way, she made a sandwich for online trolls, inspired young people, and made international headlines.

At sixteen, Jade Hameister became the youngest person in history to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

Jade is:
*The youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole unsupported and unassisted
* The first Australian woman in history to ski coast to Pole unsupported and unassisted
* The first woman to set a new route to the South Pole
* The youngest to ski to both Poles
* The youngest to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

Author Information

In 2015, 14-year-old Jade Hameister skied to the North Pole in her quest to complete the Polar Hat Trick. In 2016, she completed the Greenland Crossing. In January 2018, she arrived at the South Pole. Jade lives in Melbourne and is in Year 11.

Jade Hameister began her Polar Hat Trick quest in April 2016 at the age of 14, when she became the youngest person to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the last degree and was awarded Australian Geographic Society's Young Adventurer of the Year as a result. In June 2017, she became the youngest woman to complete the 550-kilometre crossing of Greenland, the second largest ice cap on the planet unsupported and unassisted.

In January 2018, Jade skied 600 kilometres from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted, after an epic 37-day journey via a new route through the Transantarctic Mountains and up the Kansas Glacier, from the Amundsen Coast.

In finishing this incredible journey, Jade has set a number of world records including:
* The youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole unsupported and unassisted
* The first Australian woman in history to ski coast to Pole unsupported and unassisted
* The first woman to set a new route to the South Pole
* The youngest to ski to both Poles
* The youngest to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

In 2018, she was recognised by Vogue magazine as one of the year's Game Changers, was awarded one of ten Women of Style awards by InStyle magazine, alongside Elle Macpherson and Delta Goodrem, and spoke on behalf of Oceania at the Opening Ceremony of Pope Francis' International Climate Change Conference at the Vatican. Only 20 women have previously completed the trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted.

Jade lives in Melbourne and is currently a year 11 student.