Daily Record: Adopted Scot and first muslim ever to reach South Pole

IT’S a long way from home but the South Pole became a meeting point for two record breaking Scottish adventurers .

Adopted Scot Mostafa Salameh, a former refugee , was the first Arab and first Muslim ever to reach the extreme south of the planet, after 54 days in Antarctica and 38 days skiing.

And while he staked his claim he bumped into another polar record breaker – Luke Robertson, who made it to the pole unaided despite previously suffering a brain tumour and having a pacemaker fitted.