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British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to lead the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
The six-month expedition next year is being called the Coldest Journey, crossing terrain where the temperature has hit -90C.
It will be 68-year-old Sir Ranulph's latest record attempt. Past feats have seen him go pole to pole and climb Everest as a pensioner.
Guinness World Records describes him as the world's greatest living explorer.
"We do it because we like to break world records," says Sir Ranulph, his bushy eyebrows icing up while on a training session clos
1944 - Born in the UK
1965/1966 - Joined the SAS. Became youngest Captain in the British Army
1967 - Led Jostedalsbreen Glacier Expedition
1969 - Led the Nile Hovercraft Expedition
1970 - 2nd Jostedalsbreen Glacier Expedition
1971 - The Headless Valley Expedition
197 –78 - Greenland: Hayes Peninsular Expedition
1979-82 - The Transglobe Expedition
1986-90 - The Unsupported North Pole (Canadian) Expedition
1990 - The Unsupported North Pole Russian Expedition
1991 - The Discovery of the Lost City of Ubar
1992/1993 - The Unsupported Antarctic Continent Expedition
2000 - The Arctic Solo Expedition
2003 - Completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents
2005 and 2008 - Everest Tibet and Everest Nepal summit Attempts
2007 - North Face of the Eiger
2009 - Everest Nepal Summit (Became the first person ever to summit Everest and cross both polar ice caps)
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Originally posted by samlf3rd
I am just reluctant to say that this mission will be successful due to the seriously harsh environment in the cold.