A group of trekkers have arrived at the North Pole after walking across 100 miles of frozen sea ice as they try to set an unusual world record.

Former England rugby sevens captain Ollie Phillips and ex-England full-back Tim Stimpson will captain two teams who will play the first ever rugby sevens match at the North Pole.

The record attempt is all in aid of the Wooden Spoon charity and they hope to raise £300,000 ($461,000)

The challengers flew from Resolute Bay in north-west Canada, before walking the 100 miles to play the seven-a-side match in the frozen conditions.

They were expected to play the rugby sevens match on Wednesday (28 April).

In July 2014, Phillips – the 2009 IRB World Player of the Year – completed the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race while taking an injury break from rugby. Phillips was on board the Great Britain yacht which finished the 40,000-nautical mile race.