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Sir Edmund Hillary speaks out

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The first man to conquer Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, has spoken out to condemn a $24M scheme to link the US base at McMurdo Sound with the AmundsenScott research station at the South Pole. He described the 1,600km South Pole Traverse Project as 'terrible'. The route across the Antarctic ice is intended to reduce the number of flights needed to get to the remote bases. All 30 Antarctic Treaty signatories have approved the project as environmentally acceptable.

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