1451519 story Chinese Team Heading for Coldest Spot on Earth 385 Posted by timothy on Wednesday November 17, 2004 @01:08AM from the hey-it's-breezy-out-here dept. LMCBoy writes "Dome A is the highest point on the Antarctic Plateau, and it has never been reached by humans. It is thought to be the coldest place on earth, and is certainly among the most remote. Yesterday, a team of Chinese explorers set out from Fremantle, Australia to reach Dome A and set up a robotic weather station which will monitor the local conditions for up to five years. The team is expected to arrive at Dome A in early 2005."