Explorers Set Mark in Antarctica Journey
"We noticed a black dot on the horizon - as we got closer an outline of bust started to appear - we could not believe it."
- Team N2i
Sydney, Australia - A team of British and Canadian explorers endured seven weeks of howling winds and subzero temperatures to become the first expedition to reach the geographic center of Antarctica without any mechanical assistance.
Dragging 264-pound sleds, the team traveled about 1,091 miles on foot and by kite ski to reach Antarctica's Pole of Inaccessibility -- the furthest point from any ocean -- on Friday, according to a statement posted on the expedition's Web site.