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.
Flying Across the Antarctic Peninsula (Video)
Join Ben and Tarka through this short series of videos on their journey from Punta Arenas in Chile - via King George Island at the very tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - and onwards to Union Glacier. From Union Glacier they took their final flight onwards to the Scott Expedition start.
Above: The Final Flight
1. Fying Across the Antarctic Peninsula
2. King George Island
3. The Basler (A special journey from Chile to King George Island)
For more videos about the build up to the expedition visit the Scott Expedition on YouTube.