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The world’s last great wilderness

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Antarctica is the coldest, highest, loneliest place on Earth, and for many it is the trip of a lifetime.


Beyond the Headlines

How Antarctica works

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The frozen continent has enticed thousands of adventurers to explore its inhospitable geography, who visit in an effort to understand how this strange, harsh place can sustain life.
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Mapping the World

Mapping the world: Antarctica

A cartographer's guide to global destinations.
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Gift guide 2011: Antarctica

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Seven ideas for travellers who dream of the final frontier, from a hands-free high definition video camera to a polar survival guide.


Getting personal with penguins in Antarctica

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Eight tips for navigating Antarctica’s visitor regulations and seeing a penguin up close.
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Polar express

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In December, a British team completed the first-ever, round-trip vehicular Antarctic crossing. Their secret weapon: a biofuel, propellor-driven ice buggy.
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