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.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


I was looking through my diary "scribbles" from Greenland the other evening and this is what I saw... it reminds me that it is going to be a hard slog! If you can't read the writing, it reads: "I must promise to read the preceding notes if I ever do the South Pole! I only have myself to blame! (at times today was so sick of pulking, vowed this week was last ever time I'd do it)"

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