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.
Training on Box Hill
I appreciate our updates have been few and far between of late; there’s a lot going on that I’d love to talk about, but that we sadly have to keep under wraps until the expedition is launched formally next month.
For now, here’s a short insight into some of the training we’ve been doing as a team recently, under the watchful eye of our coach, Andy McKenzie and on the slopes of Surrey’s Box Hill, which only a few days previously had hosted the Olympic road race. At a mere 224m (735ft) it isn’t quite Mount Erebus, but it’s a short drive from London, and for our purposes it was plenty steep enough.