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(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
A Group of heroes who regularly risked their lives in the world's wildest environment have converged on the Highlands to recall the drama of "life in the freezer" of Antarctica between the 1940s and 60s.
The pioneers, aged between 65 and 86, spoke of tragedy, courage and camaraderie among a rare breed of men who compiled the map of our southern-most continent.
The forerunners of the British Antarctic Survey featured surveyors, geologists, geophysicists, glaciologists and meteorologists who risked everything - some on duty for up to two-and-a-half years, between the late 40s and early 1964.