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Coldest Journey begins

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has departed London for a research trip to Antarctica. His icebreaker set sail from London Bridge for the six-month trip called The Coldest Journey.

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Icebreaker sets sail for Antarctica

Icebreaker SA Agulhas will set sail for Antarctica today. Credit: AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will receive a royal send off from Prince Charles today, when his icebreaker departs London for Antarctica.

The ship will set sail from London Bridge on a six month trip, conducting research and raising money for charity.

You can follow the journey on the website here

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