Saturday, 20 January 2007

Lenin in the Antarctic!

The picture shows Team N2i - who have made history by walking to the centre of Antarctica. Since they set off at the beginning of December, the three men from Gloucestershire, together with their Canadian guide, have trekked over 1000 miles, pulling heavy sledges, and without any mechanical assistance.

Although the Pole of Inaccessibility has been reached before, the team of Russian scientists who visited in 1958 used snow-tracked vehicles to get there.

Whilst the UK team wait to be collected, they plan to dig for the hut that the Russians are reputed to have built, on top of which stands a life-size bust of Lenin!

Click on the picture for the full story, or here for the team's website (if you don't like feet, don't click... you've been warned!!).

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