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.

Download a Map of Antarctica

Download the Scott Expedition's very own map of Antarctica - designed by Applied Works. Pop it on your wall and annotate it as the journey unfolds. You can include Ben and Tarka's progress. Plus the famous landmarks they'll be passing on their way.

The scale (or lack of) won't let you plot the exact coordinates. But using your eye and best judgement you can certainly create a similar version of our online tracking map (which is exact) and the bonus is you've got it at home, on your wall.

To find out where Ben and Tarka are now and follow their progress visit Scott Expedition - Live Tracking. Their position is updated hourly. For an overview of their route watch the video above recorded by Ben before he left.


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