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British explorers to set off on south pole expedition
LONDON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two British explorers are about to set off on an incredibly tough expedition.
They want to finish the mission of Captain Scott, who tried to make it to the south pole and back on foot.
Back in 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his team reached the south pole, but on their way back, Scott and his team died of exhaustion, starvation, and extreme cold.
Now, the two man team of Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpenire is setting off to finish what Scott was unable to do--make the longest unsupported polar journey in history.
They hope to cover the 1800 miles in frigid conditions in 110 days.
They've spent months training and that should help, but the real advantage now is technology.
They'll be able to call for help if needed, and to break up the long, monotonous journey, they can just huddle in the tent and watch a movie.