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Dimplex heaters to be used in Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ expedition

A selection of Dimplex heaters will be providing vital heating and warmth for explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his team on The Coldest Journey, a world first attempt to cross the Antarctic continent during the polar winter, where temperatures can plummet to minus 90°Celsius.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, regarded as the world’s greatest living explorer, previously used Dimplex in his Transglobe Expedition which took place from 1979–1982 and was the first and only vertical Transglobe expedition. He always tries to use equipment that he has used before in difficult circumstances which was why he made the call to the heating market leader to request support for The Coldest Journey, explains

Dimplex director of communications Karen Trewick said: “We know our products are used in all sorts of places but we hadn’t realised they had already proved themselves on previous expedition challenges, so we’re very flattered that they have been chosen again. The team will be enduring some of the most extreme, coldest conditions on earth and we’re extremely proud to be able to provide some support for this really exciting challenge.”

The 2,000 mile journey across the ice from Novolazarevskaya to the Ross Sea will take place in the polar winter, between March and September 2013.  The team will have to be entirely self sufficient and will travel across the ice by ski, with specially adapted track type tractors pulling two cabooses that provide the team with space for scientific work, accommodation and storage and fitted with the Dimplex heaters.  

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