Getting ready for The Coldest Journey
25 February 2013
Busy preparing for their departure, the team of five explorers, led by the experienced Traverse Manager, Brian Newham, is at base camp in Crown Bay, East Antarctica.
On 21 March they will set off and attempt to cross Antarctica in winter- a journey that is considered the last remaining major polar challenge and its completion will mark a world first. They will be raising funds for Seeing is Believing, which Standard Chartered will match dollar for dollar.
Sir Ranulph (Ran) Fiennes, who travelled with the rest of the team to Antarctica and has been the expedition leader since the beginning, was forced to drop out as a result of frostbite. Ran remains fully dedicated to the project and will continue to support The Coldest Journey by fundraising and promoting awareness for Seeing is Believing.
Richard Meddings, Chairman, Seeing is Believing and Group Finance Director, Standard Chartered said: “While we are terribly disappointed for Sir Ranulph personally, we are also glad that he is safe. We wish Brian Newham and the rest of the team the very best of luck for the remainder of the expedition. We are fully appreciative of their commitment to support Seeing is Believing and raise funds through the expedition.”Return to latest news