British Explorer dies while attempting solo Antarctic trek

Posted by on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

British Explorer Henry Worsley who died while attempting to a solo Antarctic trek was within a few kilometers of completing his trip.

Worsley was taken to hospital in Chile after he collapsed near the end of his journey. He suffered exhaustion and dehydration. His family said Monday that he died “following complete organ failure”.

The former Army officer turned adventurer was attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic alone. 

Worsley’s wife, Joanna, said the expedition had raised more than 100,000 pounds ($140,000) for wounded troops.

The Antarctic Peninsula has the most moderate climate. Higher temperatures occur in January along the coast and average slightly below freezing.



The Team

© Wx Centre