The icemen cometh

December 12, 1997

(Photograph) - Leeds University medical student Tom Agombar (front), Alex Phillips of Edinburgh University (left) and Portsmouth University's Tim Saunders spent 12 hours in the cold store at an Iceland supermarket in Leeds to prepare for their bid to become the first Britons to ski across Spitsbergen, the Norwegian territory between Norway and the North Pole. The team departs on March 13.

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