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Antarctica

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Edmund Hillary returns to Antarctica for anniversary

    Sir Edmund Hillary

    Mount Everest conqueror and Antarctic explorer New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary has returned to the frozen continent, at age 87, for what he believes will be his last time.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Two NZ adventurers reach South Pole unsupported

     Kevin and Jamie make time to celebrate Christmas

    The New Zealand Thermal Heart Antarctic Expedition of Jamie Fitzgerald (26) and Kevin Biggar (36) achieved on Tuesday their goal of trekking 1.100 kilometers unsupported to the South Pole. They are the first all NZ expedition to reach the South Pole for 50 years.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    British research robot to trawl depths of Antarctica

    Professor Julian A. Dowdeswell, BA, MA, PhD

    The mysteries of the Antarctic deep will be probed in mid January by a new robot vessel capable of plunging 6.5 kilometer down, reports the BBC. Isis, the UK's first deep-diving remotely operated vehicle (ROV), will be combing the sea-bed in the region in its inaugural science mission.

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