Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has told Daybreak that it took four years to get a permit to go to the Antarctic in the winter.
He said: "The Foreign Office don't let British subjects down there because there are no rescue facilities on an area bigger than China and India put together
"So if you need rescue you just don't get rescued."
More top news
Two people were injured in a collision involving several vehicles in central London, after their car was caught between two buses.
Police are issuing appeals for a gang who attacked two men after luring them into meeting with what they thought were underage girls.
Aston Villa came from behind to shock Liverpool at Wembley and book their place in the FA Cup final against Arsenal next month