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POLES APART

PAUL CLEARY

United Kingdom / 1991 / 51'

The greatest explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, was suffering from serious frostbite, snow blindness, extreme fatigue and various injuries. He and his companion, Dr. Mike Stroud, survived on hunger rations in a temperature of 50° C below zero. They still fought to reach their goal; 900 miles on foot from the Arctic Circle to the North Pole without the help of rescue teams. At the same time a Norwegian expedition was trying to do the same thing from another direction. A race that reminds one of the competition between Scott and Amundsend 80 years before. The result of the race is still the subject of lively debate among geographers. Will the great polar challenge still remain open?

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PAUL CLEARY

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