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07.12.2012 · By Tarp Guy

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Antarctic adventure

Sir Ranulph Fiennes takes Cunningham Covers canvas tarps to Antarctica

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is leading a team of explorers to conquer the last great polar challenge: crossing Antarctica in winter - one of the most inhospitable places on Earth.

We were contacted by the expedition team to provide tarpaulins for use on top of the expedition shipping containers which have been modified to be used as science labs and living quarters. The team will be facing temperatures as low as -90c.

We recommended our special Cunningham Covers 16oz natural heavy duty cotton canvas. This material can withstand very low temperatures. We will be watching this adventure closely to see how the tarps perform at -90. 

View the BBC newsclip here to see them preparing for their Greatest challenge. We wish Sir Ranulph and his team well on this amazing 'coldest journey'.

Cunningham Covers are the UK and Ireland's leading tarpaulin manufacturer. If you have a similar issue or indeed if this solution would work for you, just give David a call on 0845 3045 532 or 00 44 2879 642 638 from outside the UK.