Newly-weds on the ice

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Tom Sylvester stated the setting “could not be higher”

Two polar guides have been married within the first official marriage ceremony ceremony within the British Antarctic Territory (BAT).

Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum had been married on the Rothera Analysis Station on Adelaide Island to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Ms Baum’s costume had orange cloth from an outdated tent and marriage ceremony footage had been taken in temperatures of -9C (15F).

Mr Sylvester stated: “Antarctica is an extremely stunning place and we’ve got made such nice buddies right here.”

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He stated the setting “could not be higher”.

“Now we have at all times needed to have a small private marriage ceremony, however by no means imagined we would be able to get married in one of the distant locations on Earth.”

Ms Baum added: “Over the past 10 years, Tom and I’ve been working and travelling all over the world. Getting married in Antarctica feels prefer it was meant to be.”

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The marriage visitors posed outdoors in freezing temperatures

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The couple first met 11 years in the past

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A venue for the ceremony was created on the bottom

Mr Sylvester needed to make the brass marriage ceremony rings on the lathe within the metallic workshop on the analysis station.

There have been 20 visitors from the station on the ceremony, which was carried out by station chief and BAT Justice of the Peace Paul Samways.

The couple have been collectively for 11 years having first met at an outside centre in Wales.

Each are skilled mountaineers, instructors and expedition leaders and have been engaged for 3 years.

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The bride and her buddies posed for footage out on the ice

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It’s the first marriage because the territory’s marriage legislation was reformed

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Mr Sylvester and Ms Baum have made Antarctic historical past

Mr Sylvester is from Sheffield and Ms Baum was born in Birmingham however lives in Yoxall, Staffordshire.

Their marriage ceremony was registered with the BAT Authorities, based mostly within the International & Commonwealth Workplace, and the wedding is legitimate within the UK.

It’s the first marriage because the BAT marriage legislation was reformed to make it simpler for marriages to be organized within the territory.

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The Rothera Analysis Station is located on Adelaide Island to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula

Rothera is the most important facility for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) that the couple each joined in 2016.

It’s a centre for organic analysis and a assist hub for operations.