Explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes (L) and Anton Bowring talk 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 in 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
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes (R) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales share a joke at The Coldest Journey launch on board the SA Agulhas, the ship for Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ polar expedition to be the first to cross Antarctica in winter on December 6, 2012 in London, England. The boat departs London at 15.15 today headed for South Africa, and then Antarctica. The expedition is raising funds for Seeing is Believing, the global charitable campaign tackling preventable and treatable blindness.
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Explorers Ben Saunders (L), Monty Halls (top 2nd R), Bear Grylls (top R), Ray Mears (front 2nd L), and Sir Ranulph Fiennes (R) pose beside the 1,000,000th Land Rover Discovery in the off road track at the Jaguar Land Rover factory during the launch of the 'Journey of Discovery' expedition from Birmingham to Beijing, covering 8,000 miles in 50 days, to mark Land Rover's one millionth Discovery rolling off Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull manufacturing plant, on February 29, 2012 in Solihull, England.
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Explorers Ben Saunders (L), Monty Halls (top 2nd L), Bear Grylls (top 3rd L) (front L), Ray Mears (front), and Sir Ranulph Fiennes (R) pose for a photograph beside the 1,000,000th Land Rover Discovery in the off road track at the Jaguar Land Rover factory on February 29, 2012 in Solihull, England. To mark the production of the millionth Discovery Land Rover is sending the history-making vehicle on a charity expedition to China. The drive from Birmingham to Beijing and billed as Land Rover's most ambitious fund-raising project ever, aims to raise GBP 1million for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Daryl Hannah attend a photocall and luncheon where they will speak about Children's perceptions of Nature's influence on life on earth at London Zoo on May 17, 2010 in London, England.
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Army, Air Force and Navy Cadets pose for a group photograph with Sir Ranulph Fiennes at Lancaster House on February 17, 2010 in London, England. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Cadet Forces.