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Welsh graduate tackles epic 800-mile polar expedition.

AN Aberystwyth University graduate is joining an 800-mile polar expedition.

Lee Edgington, of Newtown, has been selected to try to be the first to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility.

The adventurers will set off for the destination - also known as the Arctic Pole - in February 2016.

Lee said: "I can't describe how excited I am to have been selected for the team. I am immensely proud to be involved with the project and to be contributing positively to the issue of climate change."

Lee graduated in Psychology last month and is joining the Ice Warrior Project which is led by explorer Jim McNeill.

Defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean and therefore its centre, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last truly significant place in the Polar Regions, yet to be reached by mankind. It is over 200 miles further than the Geographic North Pole.

Lee and his team will set off from the northern shores of Canada taking in the North Magnetic Pole and crossing treacherous sea-ice.

Lee added: "I can't describe how excited I am to have been selected for the team. I am immensely proud to be involved with the project and to be contributing positively to the issue of climate change."

The keen outdoor activity enthusiast is in training.

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