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On to the Antarctic Plateau (Day 52)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke up at six this morning to a suspiciously dimly-lit tent. Usually the bright glare and heat of the sun is plainly obvious on one side of the tent in the morning, but if it's not then it probably means there's a lot of cloud outside.

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.

Scott Expedition - Day 25: Ripples and Circles

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

I am now lying in a tent on the Ross Ice Shelf, camped a few miles away from where he and his team would have camped in the mid-eighties.

Start Stop (the Scott Expedition - Day 15) - 100 Miles in Despite Antarctic Storm

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke to the same conditions and it was my turn to poke my head out to see if we could travel. There was no horizon or contrast, just thick whiteout, and only in the slight shadow of the tent could I see the blizzard flying past us.

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.