Tuesday, October 6, 2009
South African Dies in Antarctica Climbing Accident
Another sad news story related to Antarctica today. This article is about a South African that died in Antarctica on Sunday, October 4, 2009, in a climbing accident. The man was a 25-year-old meteorologist working at the South African Antarctic Station. The accident occurred during crevasse rescue training. Due to the base being inaccessible at this time the body will not be returned home to South Africa until November at the earliest.