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Training for Antarctica

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Last week I came across this video of us being put through our paces, you might enjoy watching us suffer.

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Scott Centenary Memorial Service

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Yesterday I was privileged to attend St Paul’s Cathedral, to commemorate the centenary of the Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913.

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Words from the White Continent

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“We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death..

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Captain Scott

Around a year ago, I became involved with the International Scott Centenary Expedition. I was lucky to be selected as one of ten candidates to possibly join the team in Antarctica in 2012..

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It was not a race

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One of the biggest misconceptions about the Terra Nova Expedition, is that it was intended as a race to reach the South Pole. The expedition was in fact primarily scientific, and vastly increased..

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Sledges and the Countryside

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Here in the UK we have huge sprawling cities, tens of millions of people and all the trappings of civilization. As such, I am hugely relieved that one can spend four days traveling, even with a car, and still regain that same sense of adventure that you might find half way around the world..

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The Scott Scholarship Sledge Pull [Reccy!]

I am writing from the banks of Loch Ness en route ever further North, to the very top of our Island. Come September, John O Groats will mark the starting point for one of the largest collaborative fundraising challenges the nation has ever seen.

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Havoc (Part 1)

From the moment I arrived at HMS Raleigh naval base, I got the feeling that they had something rather special planned for us..

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Keeping Scott’s Promise

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A few months ago I sat writing an essay entitled ‘Why Captain Scott is important to me’. I’m glad I did, since then I’ve been lucky enough to become involved with the International Scott Centenary Expedition..

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Live on air, Mother’s Day and Antarctica

I’ve still got a big grin on my face, from ear to ear. Yesterday the team at BBC Radio Devon invited me live on air to talk about my ambition to follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott..

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Trekking across Antarctica (in the field next to my house)

As some of you might have read, I’m lucky enough to be in with a chance of joining the International Scott Centenary Expedition, that will head to Antarctica next year..

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ISCE Press Release: Following in the footsteps of Captain Scott

A budding explorer from Essex who has been inspired by Captain Robert Scott of the Antarctic, will have the chance to prove that they have got what it takes to follow in the legendary Royal Navy Officer’s footsteps..

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