68-year-old explorer set to try never-before accomplished winter trek across Antarctica

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is one the most accomplished adventurers in history. He led the first hovercraft journey up the Nile during the 60s, the first journey round the world crossing both poles in the 70s and 80s, and ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days in the first decade of this century. Now he wants to become the first man to ski to the South Pole. (source: http://www.outdoorhub.com)

Now, at 68 years old he attempts such a difficult journey, during the coldest time of the year in the coldest place on earth… Incredible, isn’t it?

http://www.pri.org/stories/science/68-year-old-explorer-set-to-try-never-before-accomplished-winter-foot-trek-across-antarctica.html

 

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4 responses to “68-year-old explorer set to try never-before accomplished winter trek across Antarctica

  1. Yes , it is incredible. but I wonder about the purpose of the expedition. It is only to gain credit…….A sort of revenge for Cap Scott expedition mixed with the flavour of Dr. Livingstone…….. I am sure he wishes to stumble across an eskimo who tells him “Sir Fiennes, I presume”,:). Probably a meaningful purpose like to investigate, the human being limit tolerance to coldest temperatures or to search for ancient alien cultures, would be more appreciate. He is so fortunate, for being richer enough to have an adventureful life.———– l suggest to anyone interested in human being limits that they should watch a Rolling Stones concert, as the most evident way to check human beings limits ; they could also check them gazing at the front of an ambulance placed in the tail of an amateur runnning race, they could see over seventy years old people running slowly.

    SFTMT (sorry for the mistakes Teacher)

    Cheers !

    • Thanks for commenting! About the expedition I know that they are going to take pictures and samples of the place for further study. So it seems that not only is he interested in achieving a dream but he also wants to contribute to science!! Let’s see!!

  2. In that case , I’ll grant him the benefit of the doubt.

    Merry Christmas 🙂

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