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.
The Weather Window
Ben and Tarka left Punta Arenas this morning bound for Antarctica. It will now take several days to get their starting point.
In the meantime here's a short video about waiting for the all-important weather window and a few pictures from the last 10 days of packing and preparation.