'Chilling' at the bottom of the world

"Coldest Journey" will see veteran UK explorer Ranulph Fiennes head to Antarctica on climate change mission.
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2012 21:12

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is considered one of Britain's greatest explorers, but at 68 you would forgive him for wanting to take it easy.

Instead, he will be literally 'chilling' on a six-month voyage across Antarctica in temperatures dropping below minus 90 Celsius.

Fiennes' is a mission with a scientific puropose, to study the effects of climate change on the Antarctic's ice.

Al Jazeera's Simon MacGregor Wood reports from London.


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