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Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to journalists on January 6, 2013... News PhotoCape Town,Horizontal,Journalist,Ranulph Fiennes,Science and Technology,Scientific Exploration,South Africa,Talking,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPExplorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to journalists on January 6, 2013 in Cape Town. Fiennes is leading a team of explorers willing to succeed in the last great polar challenge: crossing Antarctica during the winter. Their attempt aims at raising 10 million US dollars for Seeing is Believing, an organization tackling avoidable blindness. The challenge will take six months - mostly in complete darkness - for more than 2,000 miles. In total, the team will spend an estimated 273 days on the ice, and once under way, travel at an average of 35km per day. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)