Land Rover Ambassdor retraces deadly South Pole Scott expedition

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

Here is some Wiki background on the original Scott expedition.


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Brian Feulner

About Brian Feulner

As a visuals editor and photographer that loves outdoors recreation, Brian Feulner has made Maine home. Feulner makes his way to favorite outdoor locales by way of a 1998 cherry red Land Rover Discovery. Although, with a rover that has nearly 180,000 miles, getting there can be half the battle. Red Rover is a blog for Land Rover news, gear and the trials and tribulations of Landy ownership.