BBC NEWS: The Coldest Science in the World
Viewpoint: The last great polar challenge
In early 2013 British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will lead a group of six men to cross Antarctica during the Austral winter for the first time in history, known as The Coldest Journey on Earth. Here, Dr Alexander Kumar outlines how the expedition will yield new science as well as test human endurance.
The effort has been described as the last great polar challenge.
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