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Life in the Freezer


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In the last of his series about the Antarctic, David Attenborough reaches Captain Scott's hut, and tells of the epic struggle to be first to the Pole.
Only a hundred years have passed since humans first experienced the savage conditions that can sweep Antarctica, even in its brief summer. Nowadays, there is a permanent settlement of scientists there, enduring winters of permanent darkness and temperatures of minus 70. There, and in 25 other bases on the continent, scientists from many nations are at work throughout the year.
And it took a year, and 14 cameramen, to film the story of Antarctica, capturing the moods of the wildest, coldest and most isolated continent on earth. As
David Attenborough enthuses: " Defying often appalling conditions, they have obtained some of the most memorable images ever to come from this great icy continent." Producer Alastair Fothergill


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Alastair Fothergill

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