20 January 2012

Men of Action: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Terra Nova

This week is the anniversary of the Terra Nova Expedition, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott lead a team to the South Pole. They reached the South Pole on 17th January 1912, and although they were beaten to the destination by a Norwegian team, their story has been well documented and surrounded by intrigue.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the expedition, and to mark it, a team lead by polar expert Richard Weber have followed in the wake of the Terra Nova team.

Starting in November, they travelled the 1242 miles across the Antarctic in near white-out conditions. They began about 900 km from the South Pole at the Ronne Ice Shelf and finished on Wednesday 18th January.

Through their endurance and commitment, the team have kept an important part of history alive and remind us all that Men of Action are still thriving today.

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