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.

Union Glacier

Ben and Tarka arrived safely at Union Glacier at 0400GMT this morning in the Basler ski plane. They will have to wait for the weather to improve before flying onto Chile in an Ilyushin IL-76 (pictured above).

If you want to look at the current webcam and weather at the Blue Ice Runway at Union Galcier have a look at


# Aleksander Gamme, February 11th 2014

CONGRATS GUYS!! Amazing adventure - hope you enjoyed it! Records are to be broken!  you smashed it!
Let`s see if you break another record.. Jonesy put on 11 kg in 36 hours at Union Glacier with free access to the kitchen tent.  Are you up for it ?  :)


# Rob, February 11th 2014

Congratulations Ben and Tarka on your Antarctic journey! Have a safe trip back home! Can we be looking forward to a full blown documentary in the future?

# Marty & Chris Fagan, February 11th 2014

Congratulations guys! While on our way to the pole we tried to keep up on your progress also. We are both in awe of the distance you covered and the amount of days you spent out there. Fantastic!

# Heidi, February 11th 2014

Congratulations on your achievement as well.

# Dave, February 11th 2014

Antarctica doesn’t want to release its icy grip.

I can’t imagine either of you will ever have to buy your own drinks again.

Safe flight to Chile.  Enjoy the ride.

# Richard Pierce, February 11th 2014

Have a safe trip to Chile and back to the UK, boys. R

# CaninesCashews, February 11th 2014

Hopefully the weather will clear soon, Chile and Blighty are calling.

Take care,

# Leigh Phillips, February 11th 2014

Don’t forget we want a picture of that first burger and beer!

# Dave, February 11th 2014

Better use a fast shutter speed for that one.

# Austin Duryea, February 12th 2014

Stay safe on the way to the UK guys. And I agree with Leigh, we need to see a picture of that burger and beer

# Shelly, February 12th 2014

Not too much of the greasy stuff guys, you may not be able to handle all that too soon. But enjoy it all the same.

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