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Emergency rations in the Arctic


Polar explorers Pen Hadow, Ann Daniels and Martin Hartley are trekking across the Arctic, taking measurements of sea-ice thickness as they go.

The team hopes its data - primarily now from drilling following the failure of a mobile radar unit - will help scientists better understand the changes taking place at the highest latitudes.

Here, polar explorer Ann Daniels describes the meagre rations that the team had to survive on after a re-supply flight was delayed by several days.


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