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A solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing of the Antarctic Continent

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Polar Explorer • Endurance Athlete • Motivational Speaker

Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001. His accomplishments include leading The Scott Expedition, the longest human-powered polar journey in history, and the first completion of the expedition that defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, a 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

Last Night in Antarctica

I’ve just heard a rumour that the Ilyushin aircraft that will take me from Antarctica back to Punta ...

02/01/2018

Decompression

I’m still very near the South Pole, currently sat in a folding camp chair by a heater in ...

31/12/2017

At the Bottom of the World

I reached the South Pole in the early afternoon UK time. Fittingly, the day started in a complete ...

29/12/2017

Buildings on the Horizon

It appeared that my Christmas allowance of sunshine had come to an end this morning, as I woke ...

28/12/2017

Boxing Day

Blue skies again today, and the best conditions I’ve had on the entire expedition so far. The surface ...

27/12/2017

Blue Sky Day

My Christmas day started (once I’d made my breakfast and hot drinks for the day) with a satellite ...

26/12/2017