Brian Newham from Caldbeck will join Sir Ranulph Fiennes as part of a six strong team who will attempt to cross the Antarctic for the first time in history.
During the expedition they'll cover two thousand miles in temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius.
The team have set sail from London on a journey to the South Pole, with the aim of reaching Antarctica in mid-January 2013.
They'll spend two months preparing for the challenge. They'll test all of the equipment and carry out scientific work.
The gruelling six month trek will begin on March 21st.
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