Containers and Sir Ranulph Fiennes depart for Antarctica

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Leaving Table Mountain behind Eric Reynolds, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and The Coldest Journey team start their journey to Antarctica on the SA Agulhas.

The ship is expected to arrive in Crown Bay by mid January, where Base Camp will be their home until the expedition departs on March 22nd 2013.

Having provided the 3 x 30 foot containers for the living quarters and science lab, Urban Space Management Founder, Eric Reynolds has joined the team in these early stages to provide support in testing the equipment before the team embark on the expedition.

Having been a supporter of Sir Ranulph Fiennes for over 30 years, Eric was delighted to be asked to be part of such monumental challenge, as well as being a Trustee.

The 2000-mile journey across Antarctic continent has for many years been considered too perilous to try and the expedition's six-man "Ice Team" - led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes - will have to overcome one of earth's most hostile environments if they are to succeed, exposing themselves to temperatures dropping close to -90c and operating in near permanent darkness.

A winter traverse of the Antarctic is widely regarded as the last true remaining polar challenge and the expedition's success will reassert Britain's status as the world's greatest nation of explorers.

A fund-raising initiative will run side-by-side with the expedition with the aim of raising $10m for Seeing is Believing to help fight blindness around the world.

Having never been attempted, the expedition will also provide unique and invaluable scientific research that will help climatologists, as well as forming the basis for an education programme

To keep updated on their movements or donate to a wonderful cause check out the offical expedition website

Patrycja Nowak