Jade Hameister

Australian skier Jade Hameister became the youngest person in history to complete the Polar Hat Trick (traversing to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last Degree, crossing the 550km Greenland icecap, and skiing from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole). She did the first at age 14 and the last at age 16. During her travels, she saw direct impacts of Climate Change and is now a prominent activist.

During her TEDx talk in 2016 (after completing 2/3 of her Polar Hat Trick), Jade shared many of the messages that she received online by male trolls, many of which were a variation of “make me a sandwich”. So when she completed the last leg of her polar quest in 2018, she stood at the South Pole with the best photo prop:

“I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese),” she wrote. “Now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it.”


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