Walk the final 200 miles with Ben and Tarka. Tell us how far you cover each day and let's see how far we can collectively travel
Distance to go:
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.
Learn About Captain Scott
The Scott Expedition takes its name from Captain Robert Falcon Scott – one of the most eminent and iconic explorers of the Edwardian Golden Age of Exploration.
Scott led two expeditions to Antarctica – the second of which was the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition from 1910-12. It was on the Terra Nova expedition that Scott and his five-man team tragically perished on their return journey from the South Pole.
Learn more about the man and his expedition who has inspired Ben and Tarka’s journey more than a century on.
- Watch the video above: Captain Scott and his 1910-12 Terra Nova Expedition
- Find out where Scott and his men were 102 years ago today. Read Scott’s original diaries online (transcribed by the Scott Polar Research Institute): The Diaries of Captain Robert Falcon Scott
- Have a go at the interactive online activities compiled by Discover Antarctica putting Captain Scott and the Terra Nova expedition in the context of other iconic explorers from the Golden Age of Edwardian Exploration: The Race to the Pole
Follow Ben and Tarka's live progress in Antarctica online from wherever you are in the world - live tracking and daily blogging
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 Scott Expedition inspiration - iconic British polar explorer Captain Scott and his 1910-12 Terra Nova Expedition
Download your own map of Antarctica to pop on your wall and annotate throughout Ben and Tarka's journey
Get behind-the-scenes and watch the build up to Ben and Tarka's departure for Antarctica, plus see footage sent from the ice
Help us record history by transcribing some of Scott's meteorological readings from more than a century ago
Time Capsule - like Ben and Tarka setting out to achieve their goal in Antarctica, set yours here
Be a part of the Scott Expedition community - get your own Scott Expedition t-shirt
Further learning materials about Antarctica