Now that's a Christmas present! Teenage explorer, 19, becomes the fastest person ever to reach the South Pole in just 18 days
Parker Liautaud trekked 349 miles from coast of Antarctica to the South Pole
He reached his goal on Christmas Eve, smashing previous record of 24 days
Yale and former Eton student is youngest man to ski to the tip of the Earth
MailOnline exclusively revealed his trek in an interview with Mr Liautaud
The teenager now plans to take a well-deserved rest on Christmas Day
By Daily Mail Reporter and Sarah Griffiths
PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 25 December 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 25 December 2013
A 19-year-old former Eton College student has become the fastest person ever to reach the South Pole - arriving on Christmas Eve.
Parker Liautaud skied to the tip of the Earth from the Antarctic coast in just 18 days, smashing the record of 24 days held by Norwegian Christian Eide.
He has also become the youngest man ever to achieve the feat.
Yesterday MailOnline exclusively revealed the quest by the teenage environmental campaigner, who has already been on three expeditions to the North Pole, the first when he was just 15.