The six man team who will attempt to walk across Antartica over the next six months have set sail on their ship the SA Agulhas.
Brian Newham, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ian Prickett, Spencer Swirl, Richmond Dykes and Dr Robert Lambert hope to raise more than six million pounds for charity.
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