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Antarctic Expedition

British explorer Fiennes pulls out of Antarctic expedition

British explorer Ranulph Fiennes on Monday pulled out of an expedition to cross Antarctica during the region’s winter after developing frostbite – a bitter disappointment for an adventurer who had spent years preparing for one of the last great polar challenges.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 1:10am

Explorers complete Shackleton’s epic Antarctic journey

A team of exhausted but elated explorers successfully recreated Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic survival journey on Monday, completing a three-day climb across 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 interior of South Georgia.

11 Feb 2013 - 5:02pm

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

A British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's perilous 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat set off yesterday, braced for fearsome Antarctic seas and icy, bleak conditions.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:04am