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  1. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Diamond-bearing rock formations found in mountains of Antarctica

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Researchers in Antarctica find a rock type which points to the presence of diamonds in mountains in the east of the frozen continent Icy wastes give hint of hidden ... Nature Communications, an Australian-led team reported finding the kimberlite around Mount Meredith, in the Prince Charles Mountains in eastern Antarctica. Kimberlite is a rare rock that occurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1385191/diamond-bearing-rock-formations-found-mountains-antarctica
  2. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Brazilian ship braves fearsome Drake Passage en route to Antarctic base

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... waters, a 600 kilometre trek which takes 30 hours to navigate. Locally, they call it the Avenue of Glaciers or ventisqueros- a mountainous area where snow and ice are still deep on the peaks, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456328/brazilian-ship-braves-fearsome-drake-passage-en-route-antarctic-base
  3. News - China - ANTARCTICA

    China opens fourth Antarctic research station

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s fourth Antarctic research station – the flying saucer-shaped Taishan – has officially opened, in another step for the country’s exploration ambitions in both earth and space. The station, named for one of China’s five sacred mountains, sits at an altitude of 2,600 metres between China’s Zhongshan and Kunlun stations, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425166/china-opens-fourth-antarctic-research-station
  4. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Explorers complete Shackleton’s epic Antarctic journey

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 05:00pm by AFP

    ... mountains despite a treacherous blizzard. Expedition leader Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray reached the old whaling station at Stromness early on Monday after a 900-metre climb over the mountainous ... planned to make the mountain crossing within 24 hours but were held up by an extreme storm. They were forced to hunker down on the mountain, resorting to using a modern tent and sleeping bags ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1148044/explorers-complete-shackletons-epic-antarctic-journey
  5. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    No survivors in plane crash in Antarctica

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 04:57pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... was on a very steep slope near the summit of a mountain in the Queen Alexandra range and it wasn’t possible to land there. The propeller-driven de Havilland Twin Otter was flying from a US station near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1136660/no-survivors-plane-crash-antarctica
  6. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    British-Australian adventurers set off to repeat Shackleton's Antarctic feat

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... his 16-day voyage before facing a two-day climb to 900 metres over the mountainous, crevassed interior of South Georgia. That will take them to the old whaling station at Stromness ... to South Georgia, later to face the mountainous trek. All members of the Endurance mission were eventually rescued. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1135282/british-australian-adventurers-set-repeat-shackletons-antarctic-feat

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