the Journey

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    Ben and Tarka will cover 1800 miles starting from Scott's Terra Nova Hut at the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back to the coast again. That's equivalent to 69 back-to-back marathons hauling up to 200kg each (the weight of roughly two adult men) of kit and supplies necessary to survive.

    Distances here are shown in statute miles.

Further Learning - Antarctica

If you're looking for further teaching materials Digital Explorer Discovering Antarctica and Scott Expedition patron Rober Swan's 2041 website all have a host of fantastic information that can be used to support in-classroom learning about both polar expeditions and Antarctica.

If you're a school and would like to ask the Scott Expedition a question please email us at We can't promise to answer every single one (as we get rather a lot every day!) but please send us a short summary of what you're learning about, why you're interested in Antarctica and your questions and we'll do our best to pick at least one. Please make sure you check our Frequently Asked Questions page and Scott Expedition YouTube Channel first though to make sure your question hasn't already been answered!


Pack Ben and Tarka’s Sled

Have a go at packing a sled bound for Antarctica and learn a little more about what Ben and Tarka are taking on their journey

Learn About Captain Scott

Learn about Scott Expedition inspiration - iconic British polar explorer Captain Scott and his 1910-12 Terra Nova Expedition

Help Us Record History

Help us record history by transcribing some of Scott's meteorological readings from more than a century ago

Set Your Own Goal

Time Capsule - like Ben and Tarka setting out to achieve their goal in Antarctica, set yours here