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.

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Day 69: S88° 11' 4.02", E159° 15' 21.60"

Daily distance: 10.2 Mi

Altitude: 10210 Ft

Ben and Tarka are taking a rest day today and will remain in their tent. Ben's daily blog is coming but as a result will be later than usual. 


# Dongo, January 2nd 2014

Hello Tarka,
Following your trip with great interest. What you and Ben are doing is really extraordinary.

Best wishes to both of you for the New Year, and fair winds back to base -

# David, January 2nd 2014

Very pleased you’ve decided on a rest day - rest, relax and sleep. We’re all rooting for you as you make your way home. Stay safe. God’s speed

# Intrepid, January 2nd 2014

I assume you met up with the first cache of supplies which proffered your well deserved/needed rest. Hoping what lies ahead comes with knowing we are all cheering you on, wishing you success and as much as possible, an easy go of it.

Here’s to ya Ben and Tarka!!


# Chris, January 3rd 2014

Amazing progress guys, enjoy the full benefit of the rest and have a great continued journey to the coast tomorrow!

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