Season 1, Episode 8 The Bitter End
Because of overcrowded conditions on the cargo vessel slated to carry them to Antarctica, Palin and company take a 6000-mile detour from Cape Town to Punta Arenas, Chile, where a 40-year-old plane awaits to carry them to the Pole. Included: a discussion with an adventurer who plans to ride a motorcycle across Antarctica; an in-depth look at sub-zero survival techniques.
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- Premiered: October 21, 1992
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- Premise: A six-month trek from the North Pole to the South Pole via Scandinavia, Russia and Africa. (more)
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