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.

How long is your toothbrush?

As the flight to Antarctica draws closer, Ben and Tarka are finishing off the last of their expedition prep including packing food, customising their skis and shaving unnecessary weight off kit wherever possible.


# Debra Searle, October 21st 2013

Loving your attention to detail.  Great little vid.
Stay Strong,

# Mal, October 21st 2013

Learning something new every day ... Amazing…

# Kalliopi, October 21st 2013

From sunny Athens, Greece , best wishes for a successful journey and… May the Ulysses’s spirit be with you!

# Flemming Didriksen, October 21st 2013

I really look forward to follow your journey. Be safe and enjoy the trip!

# Jensen Narvarte, October 21st 2013

I wish you luck and hope that y’all do well and stay safe.
From Mrs.Alamos New Braunfels Ninth Grade Center New Braunfels, TX

# Audrey Alamo, October 21st 2013

Dear Mr. Saunders,

I wanted to write on behalf of about 140 of my freshman world geography students, in New Braunfels, Texas, who are rooting for you, BIG TIME!
I discovered your work from the TEDtalk you did a few years back, and have been looking forward to following you on this journey ever since.
We know how special what you are doing is, and we’re incredibly grateful that you’re sharing this with the world.
Can’t wait for your next post! Thanks again for sharing this amazing experience!

# Celeste Piña (Unicorns), October 22nd 2013

I’m really wishing you the best of the best to reach your destination. Can’t wait to see more videos of your routs you take. Watching you from my class in New Braunfels, Texas with my class mates and it’s awesome to see you going great

# Emily, October 22nd 2013

Good luck on your expedition from the NBHS unicorns!!!!

# Emily Devers, October 22nd 2013

I just wanna wish y’all good luck! I find your expedition very interesting and hope to do something like this one day!:D
-Emily (Unicorns)

# Morgan Wilson, October 22nd 2013

I just started watching your videos and they are amazing!!! What y’all are doing is really cool and interesting. Your expedition is truly remarkable and you are going to be the first person to reach 90 degrees south in know history, how cool is that?!?!?!
-Morgan from New Braunfels Ninth Grade Center, New Braunfels Texas

# Kristoffer, October 22nd 2013

Actually, Morgan, 90 degrees South was reached by Roald Amundsen’s team on December 14, 1911.  The expedition’s objective is to finish the journey Scott started.

# goku, October 28th 2013

ka meh ha meh ha

# Sadie, November 10th 2013

My father showed me this website the other day and i am so excited to watch over your journey through this experience and adventure!! I wish the best for your whole team and may you bring back amazing stories home safely! :)
-Sadie from Bellevue, Washington. USA

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