ZAHID SOUTH POLE EXPEDITION

November/December 2010

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica

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As they prepare for their expedition to the South Pole, Waleed and Mohamed have spent the last six months sifting between the parcels of clothing that arrived daily by Aramex; trying on beanie after beanie, parka after parka, boot after boot, sleeping bag after sleeping bag looking for the warmest and most comfortable freeze proof clothing and bedding. Periodically, Haytham would float in and out, to try on a boot or two, but generally leaving all this hard and tedious work to his father and brother.

Joking aside, I would be remiss if I did not write about the real hard work that took place...

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Find out how many layers it takes to stay warm at -40C. Read about the food the team needs to survive this journey, the polar kit from tents to cameras...

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