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Brit Team Sets Off on 1st Winter Antarctic Crossing

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

Few have made the 2,500-mile journey across the Antarctic, and no one has accomplished it in during the south's winter. But now explorer Ranulph Fiennes is leading a six-man attempt to do just that, spending six months to cross the ...

Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot

SCOTTBASE, Antarctica (AP) — Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continen...

Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies on Shackleton Anniversary Antarctic Expedition

News / International Affairs : Newsweek: World

Henry Worsley, the British explorer who set out to become the first person to complete a 1,000-mile solo trek across Antarctica, died after falling ill just 30 miles short of his journey’s end. Worsley, a 55-year-old former British ...

Incredible Photographs from the 1911 Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

If you think you’ve seen winter, you haven’t seen anything yet. The Australasian Antarctic Expedition was a team of Australasian scientists that ventured to Antarctica in 1911, exploring the land until their return in 1914. Colossal...

Explorer Attempts Antarctic Feat, Dies 30 Miles Short

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

An explorer trying to complete a historic trek across Antarctica covered 913 miles over 71 days on his own—only to die 30 miles short of his goal, reports the Guardian. Henry Worsley, a 55-year-old former British army officer, died ...


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