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Old 08-07-2018, 11:39 PM   #16
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Arctic explorer's ship returns home after 100 years
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen famously beat Britain's Captain Robert Scott to the South Pole in 1911, becoming the first man to reach it.
But his later attempt for the North Pole was not as easy - and the Maud, his ship for that trip, has finally come home.
She spent years locked in Arctic ice - and when Amundsen ran into financial difficulties, he sold it off. It became a floating warehouse and radio station under its new owners - before sinking off Canada in the 1930s.
Raised from its watery grave in 2016, it has now been towed across the Atlantic to its Norwegian home - 100 years after it left.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...fter-100-years
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An army officer has become the first Briton in history to trek unaided across Antarctica.
Capt Lou Rudd, 49, finished the solo 921-mile (1,482km) journey at 19:21 GMT on Friday after 56 days.
He was just two days behind the American explorer Colin O'Brady who became the first person to complete the feat on Wednesday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-46709412
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An army officer has become the first Briton in history to trek unaided across Antarctica.
Capt Lou Rudd, 49, finished the solo 921-mile (1,482km) journey at 19:21 GMT on Friday after 56 days.
He was just two days behind the American explorer Colin O'Brady who became the first person to complete the feat on Wednesday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-46709412
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:29 PM   #19
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Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins
By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47192952
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Shackleton's skipper, Frank Worsely, was a very skilled navigator and used a sextant and chronometer to calculate the precise co-ordinates of the Endurance sinking - 6839'30.0" South and 5226'30.0" West.
Yes he was very good, what he did in the James Caird was... wow.

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 Seems appropriate for this thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyQRHHHXntc
IMO a very, very good documentary.
I can't plug this documentary enough, so here it is again.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47227657

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