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Container City was proud to support Sir Ranulf Fiennes’ expedition – ‘The Coldest Journey’.

Departing from London on 6th December 2012, ‘The Coldest Journey’ was the first ever attempt to cross the Antarctic continent during the polar winter.

Covering over 2,000 miles in temperatures frequently as low as -90 degrees, the team had to be entirely self-sufficient as no search and rescue facility can penetrate inland during winter. To aid them the team asked Container City to provide them with shipping containers for their living quarters and area for environmental studies.

Built on sledges that was pulled behind the expedition, 2 x 30ft containers provided the living space and vital protection from the elements, whilst another 30ft container was the moving science lab used to gathering information to understand the effect on climate change upon the poles.

As well as conquering this final frontage of polar exploration, the expedition raised $40m for Seeing is Believing; a global initiative to tackle avoidable blindness in developing countries.

Key Facts

Client: The Coldest Journey

Completion date: September 2012

Uses: Accommodation and Science Labs

Installation time: 1 Day

Total space created: 67 m2

Location: Antarctica

Team: Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Anton Bowring, Dr Mike Stroud, Tristram Kaye, Jeanette McKenna

Charity: Seeing Is Believing