Monday, September 17, 2012

Sir Ranulph Fiennes To Return to Antarctica

On one hand I am pleased about this, but anyone with a passing knowledge of the Antarctic Winter should be deeply concerned. It was the start of the Antarctic winter that did for Captain Scott and the men who went to the South Pole with him, even taking into account the unusually cold weather that March in 1912. The Antarctic Winter involves constant darkness, high winds, low to non-existent visibility and it is extremely cold as it is in the Antarctic Summer. If they run into difficulties a rescue mission will be fraught with danger. It is a dangerous plan and a dangerous journey and yet I pray they succeed and well

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