Training for an expedition in spectacular Skye

Ben Saunders, Alastair Humphreys and Martin Hartley are training for an expedition to Antarctica which has never been completed before:

In the last 100 years, twelve people have stood on the moon, more than 500 have been into space, and more than five thousand have climbed Everest. Yet the journey Captain Scott and his team died trying to complete a century ago remains unrealised. No one has ever walked from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

In 2012, the year of the London Olympics and the Queen’s 60th Jubilee, Ben and his team mates Alastair Humphreys and Martin Hartley take on arguably the most ambitious polar expedition in the last century: the four-month Scott 2012 – the first return journey to the South Pole on foot, and at 1,800 miles, the longest unsupported polar journey in history.

They published this video in which they talk a bit about the expedition and show some of their training in spectacular Skye. The scenery is beautiful and you get a sense of how tough the training there was and an inkling of what lies ahead when they reach Antarctica:

(Source: Om Malik and Rich Mulholland)






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