In support of the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust
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, 1 August 2008
We have now confirmed funding for the expedition and things moving quickly. Will announce sponsor next week. Booked our place on flights to Antarctica and now finalising kit selection. It's getting very exciting.