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Coldest Journey Ice Team continue without Sir Ranulph

7th March 2013 by Multimat

The Coldest Journey Ice Team blog reports back on progress in their preparations for the first ever winter crossing of Antarctica, for which they've selected Multimats as part of their emergency survival equipment.

Forced by severe frost-bite to withdraw from the Ice Team, but not the expedition, Sir Ranulph Fiennes spoke to the press earlier this week about his frustration.  In typical style he focused on the importance of the aims of the expedition and his continued commitment to working towards the fundraising goals of the project.

The expedition aims to raise $10m for Seeing is Believing with match-funding from Standard Chartered, to provide crucial scientific data and to form the basis of an invaluable education programme.

The five remaining members of the Ice Team; Richmond Dykes, Dr Rob Lambert, Ian Prickett, Brian Newham and Spencer Smirl plan to set off across the ice-covered continent on March 21st and complete the 2,000 mile trek six months later on September 21st. We wish them a safe and successful journey.


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