Land Rover Ambassador Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere have reached the turning point in their journey to recreate Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911 fatal journey to the South Pole. The team is now on the return leg of the trip, the same leg that is presumed to have led to Scott death, more than 100 years ago.
Scott’s team, after reaching the South Pole on January 17, 1912, started to make their return trip home. The expedition came into trouble along the Ross Ice Shelf and its members are presumed to have died in the area, which was 97 miles away from their trip’s end.
“I’ve always known it’s a journey that sits at the very limits of human endurance – hence my fascination and ambition to retrace and celebrate it.” said Saunders, according to a Land Rover press release.
You can follow Saunders on his blog http://scottexpedition.com/blog/steady-plodding