A Peace River man has gotten in on the adventure of a lifetime: being one of a team of six attempting to traverse Antarctica in the winter for the first time. If successful, the team will set a world record, but that isn’t the main goal. The aim is to gather scientific information about global warming and raise money for a charity.
28 year-old-mechanic Spencer Smirl’s job will be to drive a Finning Caterpillar track-type tractor (Finning is a major sponsor of the expedition). He is the only Canadian on the team of volunteers led by world famous explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The adventure begins December 6th and is expected to take 200 days.