COMMENT: Contrasting headlines on the same day:
A touch of frostbite won't stop Aussie explorer Updated Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:55am AEST
A Perth adventurer attempting to become the first Australian to reach the North Pole unassisted says he is mentally strong, but his body is starting to struggle. Mr Smitheringale has told ABC local radio he is about 300 kilometres from the pole and anticipates it should take him another few weeks to reach it.
Ice man recounts brush with death Updated Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:38pm AEST
Tom Smitheringale had to be rescued by the Canadian military about 300 kilometres short of his destination.