Background

In November 2008 we are leaving for a 2-man expedition to the Geographic South Pole, starting at the edge of the Antarctic continent. The expedition will have no resupplies and we will be self sufficient, dragging 120kg pulks over the ice and sastrugi, in one of the harshest environments on the planet.

The journey will cover 1,200 km from the starting point at Hercules Inlet,~ 80S and will be uphill and into the wind the whole way to the pole. The principal hazards will be the harsh environment, with katabatic winds and sub zero temperatures and falling into vast crevasses.

We aim to raise funds for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust which looks after the historic sites in Antarctica, and particularly the conservation programme to preserve captain Scott's Hut from his ill fated Terra Nova expedition.
http://www.britishsouthpole.com/

Friday, 5 September 2008

update

Ok - we have really progressed things with the expedition organisation now, and we are very grateful to our main sponsor, Propinvest.

Important parts of kit have been arriving, website is up and running at www.britishsouthpole.com, and training has been ramped up.

We recently returned from a week in the Swiss Alps, where we trekked climbed from Chamonix to Zermatt. This involved up to 10hrs a day of trekking over 3000m mountain passes with heavy packs on our backs. This has given our fitness a boost and we are now getting up early and dragging tyres round Hyde Park .

1 comment:

Peter Carr said...

Gav, surely you should be going straight from the nightclub to Hyde Park? You surely wont get a wink of sleep out on the 'white stuff' (could be a film!) so best buck up and start REALLY training - all night dancing no sschlaffen, then drag a few tyres around whilst barking at pigeons - happy days!