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(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
An Argyll man is to make a daring 693 mile journey across the ice sheets and crevasse fields of Antarctica with the double aim of reaching the South Pole and raising GBP1million for charity. Thor Windham-Wright, of Shore Cottage, Barcaldine, and five other team members from England, will attempt to reach the famous finishing spot, at 90 degrees south, on foot this autumn.
The amateur expedition team aims to be the first fully unsupported British group to make the dangerous journey, from Hercules Inlet, at the edge of Antarctica, to the Pole.
The challenge will see them face temperatures of between minus 15 and …