ADVENTURE -- A British adventurer attempting to become the first person to cross the Antarctic alone and unsupported has died from exhaustion and infection. After 71 days and more than 910 miles, he was within 30 miles of his goal.
Former army officer Henry Worsley, 55, called for help and was airlifted off the ice on Friday, Jan. 22.
But he died after being airlifted to a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile, suffering severe exhaustion and dehydration, the Associated Press reports.
Worsley was on a solo mission to complete the legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton's unsuccessful crossing of Antarctica in the early 1900s.
- See a video of Worsley explaining his attempt.
Click below to see Worsley's poignant final message via the BBC: