January 7, 2013

The Insane Plan to Cross Antarctica in Winter

Michael Bond, Slate

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Mike Stroud is a polar explorer and a consultant gastroenterologist at Southampton University Hospital, United Kingdom. He will monitor members of Ranulph Fiennes' trans-Antarctic expedition in the coldest season of the coldest place on Earth. He explains just how many things could go wrong. You can follow the expedition's progress at thecoldestjourney.org.

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TAGGED: Winter, Mars, Polar Exploration, Antarctica


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