Fiennes and team night training in the Arctic. A South Pole winter-over warns, there is no room for error. courtesy BBC UK, SOURCE
Two skiers, one sled, two bulldozers with industrial sleds with living quarters, supplies, fuel bladders and a science lab. Image by Screenshot by ExplorersWeb courtesy BBC UK, SOURCE
The two skiers will also drag a ground-penetrating radar behind their sled to detect differences in ice density. This will act as an early warning system for the tractor train; warning them about possible crevasses. Image by Screenshot by ExplorersWeb courtesy BBC UK, SOURCE
Image of a 2012 midwinter, polar night, camping scene at the South Pole shot over to ExWeb by SP winter-over, Sven Lidstrom, in June. Image by Sven Lidstrom courtesy Sven Lidstrom
Sven and colleague 2012 midwinter camping: They woke up in -66,5°C, "so a bit chilly", Sven says. The two men used a regular Scott Tent without heating. courtesy Sven Lidstrom
Sven and colleague midwinter camping: “Used 3 sleeping bags and did OK, but it was cold outside the sleeping bags. Everything really, really stiff and covered with frost.” courtesy Sven Lidstrom
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(Newsdesk) A hundred years ago the Brits and the Norwegians battled it out to claim the discovery of the South Pole. The race continues as veteran British Polar explorer, Ranulph Fiennes, has announced a first winter South Pole ski attempt, reports BBC UK. September 17th. The main reason for the attempt, "We heard a rumor that Norwegian explorers were contemplating this. We realized we were going to have to have a go," says Fiennes. Next Antarctic winter he will lead a team on a six month expedition across the Antarctic...