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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.

Into Thinner Air

After relatively pleasant conditions yesterday, it was back to the familiar trial by sastrugi today, with a variety ...

12/12/2017

Grinding to a Halt

Fine progress down here today in the coldest place on the planet, but I gather the infrastructure of ...

11/12/2017

Oh Snap

‘Fiddlesticks!’, I yelled into the wind (or words to that effect – I learned yesterday that my blog ...

10/12/2017

An Even Harder Day in the Office

Henry Worsley called me from his satellite phone on Christmas Day 2015. We were in the same hemisphere ...

09/12/2017

A Hard Day in the Office

Miles of merciless sastrugi today, with a nippy wind and a lot of cloud just to spice things ...

08/12/2017

‘He Who Travels Fastest…’

‘…Travels alone.’ I’m pretty sure these are Rudyard Kipling’s words, and I’ve been mulling them over today, wondering ...

07/12/2017