26 Jan 2016

British adventurer dies attempting Antarctic trek unsupported

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 26 January 2016

A British adventurer and descendant of a New Zealand Antarctic hero, who had been attempting to become the first person to cross the contintent unsupported, has died after collapsing 50 kilometres from the finish. Lou Rudd is a British polar expedition leader. In 2012 he completed an 8-hundred kilometre Antarctic trek with Henry Worsley.