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Famous explorer’s descendant drives car across Antarctic

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 01:42

The great grandson of famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton drives a car across the Antarctic to retrace his forebear's footsteps. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. British tech entrepreneur Patrick Bergel has become the first man to drive a car across the Antarctic, completing the feat 100 years after great-grandfather Ernest Shackleton failed to cross the icy continent on foot. Bergel encountered minus 28-degrees Celsius (minus 18F) temperatures during his 30-day trip across the 5,800km (3,600 miles) stretch in a five-door car fitted with extra large wheels and special snow tyres. The 46-year-old's modified 2.2 litre diesel car was engraved with the names of the crew members who accompanied his great grandfather on his failed bid to cross the Antarctic in 1916-1917.

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Famous explorer’s descendant drives car across Antarctic

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 01:42