BBC News - Antarctica Expedition

The Expedition - The Coldest Journey

On 6th December, the SA Agulhas set off from London on what was the start of the world’s first ever attempt to cross the Antarctic in winter.

The 2000-mile journey across the continent has for many years been considered too perilous to try and the expedition’s five-man* “Ice Team” will have to overcome one of earth’s most hostile environments if they are to succeed, exposing themselves to temperatures dropping close to -90c and operating in near permanent darkness.