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Voyage’s end for Agulhas

An era is set to end in early 2012 with the retirement of the SA Agulhas, South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel, after more than 30 years of servicing the country’s three Southern Ocean and Antarctica research bases.
SA scientist lauded for polar work

South African's night polar trek

South African’s night polar trek

After 60 days and five hours, South African Mike Horn and Norwegian Børge Ousland have become the first men to walk to the North Pole, unassisted by dogs or machines, in the Arctic winter. The adventurers crossed 1 000km of polar landscape, walking or skiing up to 12 hours a day in total darkness - and temperatures reaching -50°C.


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