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British adventurer Ben Saunders has become the first person to walk from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, and back again. A total distance of 1,800 miles. And thanks to the latest technology, we are able to follow his every footstep as it happens, in real-time.
Explore Ben's Journey

At the edge of Human Limits

Even after 10 years of planning and with all his experience, nothing could have fully prepared Ben for the hardships of Antarctica. Discover the story of his epic journey with our interactive documentary.

SONY VAIO PRO 11

As used by Ben

Ben's been known to cut the handles off his toothbrushes to save unnecessary weight, so was delighted to receive an Ultrabook™ that can not only survive the extreme temperatures but also still only weigh in at 870g.

BEN'S POLAR TRIUMPH: MY STORY

Ben's world-beating Antarctic journey pushed him to the limits in the coldest, most hostile place on Earth. Don't miss his account of his triumphant polar man-haul.

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THE COUNTDOWN'S ON FOR BEN

Now that Ben Saunders has completed his great South Pole expedition, why not kick-start your own journey?

Just set your goal, milestones and deadline - then let Ben cheer you to success

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DOCUMENTED FOR YOU

Sharing his Antarctic expedition with the world is just as important to Ben Saunders as it was to Captain Scott on the original journey. But with recording equipment 100 years more advanced, Ben will get you even closer to the action.

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KEEPING THE HUMAN TOUCH

How do you stay sane when for days, weeks and months you drag a packed sledge through a harsh, bleak Antarctic landscape? Discover how Ben Saunders keeps in touch with human society - and with himself.

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Frozen in time for over a century, Captain Scott's hut was an exceptional start point for Ben's journey. And thanks to today's technology, you too can step inside, wherever you are in the world.

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GETTING PHYSICAL

Training to conquer Antarctica unsupported meant Ben and Tarka were pushing their bodies to the limit long before they stepped out on the ice.

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PACK THE SLED

Surviving an expedition to the South Pole, means skillfully packing the right balance of equipment.

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PARALLELS WITH SCOTT

What difference does 100 years make to a polar expedition? Ben Saunders visits the Scott museum to discover the history of the journey he's attempting to complete and what they have in common.

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The Limits of What's Possible

No one has ever walked from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole and back. And no one has shared the experience by blogging images, stories and experiences at the same time. Watch as Ben prepares all he'll need to step onto the Antarctic ice (and into the history books).

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Explorer's Mind

What does it take to complete the longest unsupported polar journey in history? Join Ben as he prepares all the kit he'll need to conquer a 1,800-mile trek in conditions where the mercury plummets beyond -50°C.

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