the Journey

  • Distance to go: 0 Mi

    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.

Two Months in Antarctica (and a Christmas Message from the ice) (Video)

 Christmas Day marks two months on the ice for Ben and Tarka. Here's a Christmas message from Ben in Antarctica and a snapshot into the first 62 days of the Scott Expedition.


# Jenae, December 26th 2013

Merry Christmas to you, Ben and Tarka, from Oklahoma, USA! You two are incredible and your strength is humbling. Take good care of each other. - Jenae

# Matias , December 26th 2013

Hi friends! Merry Christmas! We send you a lot of good vibes and good luck with my family here in Punta arenas. We hope that the patches and the dry bag are OK, have fun, be save.

# Dambara Begley, December 26th 2013

Ben & Tarka, God bless you both in your efforts, and your good humor & positive attitudes throughout.  Just this afternoon I was asking my wife, “What time zone is it in Antarctica?” I’ll be lookin’ that up right now… Merry Christmas!

# Karthikeyan, December 26th 2013

Wishing you a Celestial Christmas…

# Mia Bentley, December 26th 2013

Great to hear your voice yesterday. Super proud of you, your presents are still under the tree waiting for your return. Keep strong. Love you lots
Memy x

# rocco, December 26th 2013

Merry Christmas from a rainy windy Plymouth hoe hope you enjoy your cup of tea look forward to reading your posts take care guys

# Josh T, December 26th 2013

Love this.  Just watched a documentary on Shackleton, and to see you guys doing this in my time is awesome.

# Trevor & Margaret Harber., December 27th 2013

Hi Ben,we have been following your journey & wish you both well. A very Happy New Year to you both. Safe journey.  Trev & Marg.

# McDowell Crook, December 27th 2013

great video! merry christmas and congrats, fellas.

# Boo, December 28th 2013

Many think all the amazing “land” expeditions are now behind our times. Thanks for showing everyone there’s always more to accomplish and learn.  Wishing you great health and cheer throughout this wondrous journey. Happy New year, guys.

# Sue, January 2nd 2014

I’m really enjoying your blog and videos. I hope everything continues to go well for you both.

# amy, February 8th 2014

hope you have a safe journey home to your family

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