From 12.11.2006 to 23.12.2006 - Status: abandoned
Southern Reach is the Royal Air Force expedition to the geographic South Pole. 7 British Royal Air Force men will attempt to reach the Geographic South Pole unsupported, using the classic route from Hercules Inlet.
The team hopes to travel 677 miles in about 50 days if everything goes according to plan.
101 miles from the Geographical South Pole, the RAF's attempt has had to be aborted, due to medical issues. On Christmas Eve the team was recovered from the ice by a twin otter aircraft. Despite not making it all the way to the pole, they had covered 600 miles in 43 days which is still a monumental achievement.