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.

Pack Ben and Tarka’s Sled

One of the coldiest, driest, windiest and  most inaccessible places on earth, there's no room for error when packing for a polar expedition in Antarctica. Slip into Ben and Tarka's shoes and learn a little more about what goes into each of their sleds. Plus, thanks to Intel, have a go at packing one yourself.

Follow the link here: Pack the Sled


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