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.

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.


# Austin Duryea, November 22nd 2013

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. When y’all do cook what kind of stove do you use? Also how much are the watches y’all wear and where did you get them from?

# Scott Expedition Team, November 25th 2013

Ben and Tarka both wear Bremont watches.

# KathyF, November 22nd 2013

Amazing video!  Amazing images!  Thanks so much for posting these.  The music is so trippy and right. Ben, in one of your previous posts you said you liked listening to electronica while you march.  Is this what you’re listening to?

# Nora W0lfe, November 23rd 2013

Brillant film. All feels so much more personal now. As I marvel at how technology is helping you and at the same time making the Scott expedition so rudimentary, I can’t help but think that 60 years from now, this too will seem rudimentary. I would love to live to see the changes. I am so lucky to see these changes and am thrilled to go along. Thank you

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