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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Brian Hurry died after being hit on the head with a metal bar at his home in Galleywood near Chelmsford last year.
Officers were responding to a 999 call following concerns for the safety of a woman who was missing.
Starting fine with lots of sunny spells. During the afternoon, cloud will thicken with outbreaks of rain later. Highs of 23 degrees C