Explorers plan to trek across Antarctica in winter because why not?12/10/2012
Polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes is spearheading a five-man, six-month winter trek across Antarctica in perpetual dark and -32 degrees temperature of its winter. Called "The Coldest Journey," we also term it "The Most Unnecessary Journey" because it's 2012 and we now have satellite imagery of inhabitable landmasses at our fingertips. The 68-year-old Fiennes is using the 2,500 mile journey to raise $10 million for blindness research and gauge how climate change is affecting the polar ice cap. Still, we're worried! Can't he just dress up like Magellan for Halloween and live to see 69? "I don't think about not coming back. … More people get killed on the roads [in London] than they do in Antarctica,” Fiennes said. [Source]
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Does this journey sound insane or exciting?