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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - David Rootes
Reaching the end of the Earth has become almost routine these days: One hundred years after Norway's Roald Amundsen beat Britain's R.F. Scott to the South Pole, more than 30 teams are trying for it this year.
"She has to have the beacon, because it's so easy for a solo person to get in trouble," said David Rootes, a veteran polar guide who runs Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions.
"You have to have a hell of a lot of drive and single-mindedness to do this, because everything in the world will get in the way to stop you," he said.