Fiennes hits Pole

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The Independent Online
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SIR Ralph Fiennes and Dr Michael Stroud, the British explorers, have reached the South Pole on their record-breaking attempt to cross Antarctica on foot, expedition organisers said. They made it in 67 days, almost 81 years after Captain Scott arrived on 17 January 1912. They are travelling without support from back-up teams or air drops and are dragging supplies on 300lb sledges.