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This 14-year-old is hoping to be the youngest person to complete the polar hat trick

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Jade Hameister has begun her mission to become the youngest person ever to compete the polar hat trick.

The 14-year-old is hoping to cross the North Pole, South Pole and the Greenland Crossing.

It will see the Australian school girl from Melbourne trek on three separate trips over the next two years.

Jade says she's doing it because she wants to "inspire and empower young women around the world to be more active and chase their dreams".

And she's been Instagramming her progress through training.

She first posted: Learning how to get out of a crevasse. Really hard work, but definitely a life skill worth having... You never know when you might fall in!

Along the way Jade has learned some new skills.

Her sense of realness comes through a lot too.

Oh and she's all for teaching us amazing facts.

And they just keep on coming.

Jade makes everyone who avoids the gym feel really bad about themselves.

Even a chest infection can't get the best of her.

And now Jade is all set to go.

Jade is now off to the North Pole to begin stage one of her expedition.

She'll attempt the Greenland Crossing in April 2017 and then the South Pole in December 2017.

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