In support of the Royal Geographical Societys polar heritage
and education programme, British businessman
Simon Murray (63) and ground-breaking explorer
Pen Hadow (41) are attempting the unsupported trek
from the edge of continental Antarctica - Hercules Inlet -
to the South Pole to raise funds for, and enable worldwide
access to, the Royal Geographical Societys
polar heritage collection.
The Royal Geographical Society is engaging
in a £7.2 million project with support from the
Heritage Lottery Fund to build new exhibition
and educational facilities at its Kensington headquarters
that will be open to the public from June 2004.