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.
Ben will write a full blog from the ice in the next 24hours but this is just a short post to let everyone know that Ben and Tarka have arrived safely in Antarctica.
They've been dropped 32km from Scott's Hut and are now making their way towards the point where their journey will officially begin.
At the moment it looks like it will take approximately a day and half to get there but Ben will be in touch with the latest and more details.