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Polar Expedition

Passing Captain Scott's Last Camp -- Under One Week to Go in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

I feel a sense of privilege at our modest connection with his incredible story, and gratitude for having the chance to share the tale of our own journey over this vast continent with a new generation.

Treading a Path Taken by Only Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton (Scott Expedition, Antarctica -- Day 81)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Today had a bit of magic in it, and we haven't had a day like that for a while down here. The weather was grim when we set out; nearly a complete w...

Two Months in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Christmas Day marked two months on the ice. Here's a snapshot into the first 62 days of the Scott Expedition.

Reaching the South Pole (Our Half-Way Mark)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

In short, I'm afraid to say -- though it's probably quite apt -- that I concur with Captain Scott himself when he said of the South Pole, "Great God this is an awful place".

Walking More Than 1000km in Antarctica (Video -- Day 50)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Ben Saunders

In 50 days in Antarctica Tarka and I have covered more than 1000km on foot and climbed more than 9,000 feet -- mainly up the Beardmore Glacier. It feels like rather a long way and a bit of a milestone.

First Night on the Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica (Day 39)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Getting to the top, and seeing what lay on the other side, is a moment I'll remember and treasure for the rest of my life.

Life on Ice: A Snapshot into Our First Month in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Here's a short compilation of video clips giving an insight into our time in Antarctica so far.

Looking Up (Day 11)

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We cranked out 10.2 miles today; I can tell you that dragging two-and-a-half times your body weight for seven hours is a bit of a workout. It felt colder than the numbers suggested, though thankfully the wind stayed at our backs all day.

PHOTOS: Norway's Pack-A-Day Habit

Samantha Hiew | Posted 04.01.2013 | Travel
Samantha Hiew

Seeing the stunning landscape of fjords, mountains, alpine trees and the Norwegian sea was an extraordinary visual feast, but my real Arctic adventure began when I met my canine heroes.