The Trans-Antarctic Winter Expedition (TAWE) will take place from December 2012 to March 2014. Arriving in London on 27 November, SA Agulhas will be moored at Canary Wharf until its return to Cape Town and then the Antarctic, according to The South African
Agulhas will dock in Antarctica's Crown Bay around mid-January 2013 for testing of the equipment, scientific research, route reconnaissance and the laying of a fuel depot.
On 21 March 2013, the equinox, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and a team of explorers will begin a six month, 2,000 mile journey to reach the Ross Sea. Their remarkable attempt aims to raise $10 million for Seeing is Believing, an international initiative tackling avoidable blindness, with match-funding from Standard Chartered Bank, The South African
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