It's an environment that recently defeated even veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
But that won't deter a soldier from Norfolk who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. He's hoping to become the first double amputee to walk to the South Pole.
Duncan Slater will take part in a race in Antarctica later this year in aid of Prince Harry's charity, Walking With The Wounded.
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Further details have emerged over allegedly fatal delays at the East of England Ambulance service over Christmas.
A multi-million pound restoration project is underway at a park in Northamptonshire that is known as the home of children's play.
Northampton Town have continued their busy January with the loan signing of Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi.