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Niall Carton, Alexey Borichev and Alex Zozulya's fundraising page - From the North Pole to the South Pole

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The spirit of polar explorers is alive and the South Pole dazzles minds as strong as it did when Scott and Amundsen reached it first in 1912. A century later, the small Irish/Russian team is ready for an expedition which aims to reach the very heart of Antarctica

The Greater Chernobyl Cause

The Greater Chernobyl's Cause  most pressing project is a dilapidated hospice in the no...

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Niall Carton, Alexey Borichev and Alexander Zozulya will depart from Punta Arenas, Chile in early January to fly to the Union Glacier Basecamp in Antarctica. After a short  accommodation the team will fly further to 89 degree of the south latitude and start skiing towards the South Pole – a distance of about 111km (60 miles), and aims to reach the Pole on the 14th January.

With temperatures as cold as -40C (-40F), strong winds and altitudes varying from 2,500m to 3,000m the trip is very demanding to the physical conditions and equipment. This is exactly the...

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Supporters

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26-03-2013

Anonymous

Well done to you, Niall and the rest of the Team.

51.50
01-02-2013

Gregory & James Corrigan

500.00
30-01-2013

Magda Zawisza

10.00
30-01-2013

Fiona Sloggett

Well done Niall, you did fantastic, Fiona

25.00
28-01-2013

Simon and Moira Scott

Impressive!

150.00
28-01-2013

Hilary and John Milne

Congratulations on your achievements. That's both ends of the world so that only leaves the middle to do! A quick circumnavigations of the world next?

150.00

About the Cause

The Greater Chernobyl Cause

The Greater Chernobyl's Cause  most pressing project is a dilapidated hospice in the north-eastern city of Semipalatinsk. This is a city on the edge of another nuclear nightmare: the Soviet Union�s nuclear testing ground for over forty years. Many remote and entirely unprotected rural areas were exposed to a series of five hundred highly dangerous tests.

Fiona was appalled to discover that the contamination of villages and their populations was no accident, as at Chernobyl...