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SCOTT 2012

This is a short film taken from the Scott2012 blog.  It documents a small group of polar adventurers, during a weeks training on the Island of Skye, in preparation for an epic and historic journey. 

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.

image © Martin Hartley

Ben Saunders is a pioneer in one of the most demanding fields on earth. A record-breaking polar explorer, he is one of three in history to ski solo to the North Pole, and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton.

Ben and his team will return to the UK in February 2013.