The epic expedition has been lead by army doctors Major Natalie Taylor and Major Nicola Wetherill.
Speaking at the finish line Major Wetherill said:
“I’m just so incredibly proud of the team. I can’t believe how far we’ve come… This journey has had good times, bad times and great times for all concerned, and each of them, I know, has made us better people.
Starting on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf on the 20th November 2017, the team climbed up the Transantarctic Mountains, via the Leverett Glacier, to reach the polar plateau.
In order to prepare themselves for the gruelling challenge, team members have over the last few months spent countless hours dragging tyres in order to simulate the 80kg pulks (sledges) they’ll take with them across the ice.
The challenge they are attempting has only previously been completed by one other woman, the explorer Felicity Aston in 2012.
Some have described the mission as the ultimate opportunity to show that women have the all-strength required to operate in one of the world’s most hostile environments.