A career soldier in Her Majesty's army, Mark Langridge is attempting the trek between Hercules Inlet and the South Pole, and then back again. He will be dropping off his own supplies for the return trip on the outward leg of the journey.
Below are all the news we published about the SoloAntarctica expedition
Published on 02.01.2009
Solo Mark Langridge has arrived at the Pole Monday 29th December 2008. Here are some extracts of his last updates.
Published on 29.12.2008
With no news from Mark Langridge since last Friday, and basing ourselves on his latest updates, we can only assume that he must be arriving at the Pole either today or tomorrow.
Published on 22.12.2008
When you consider the number of times that Mark Langridge mentions altitude, you'd have to think that it is pretty important to him.
Published on 17.12.2008
Everything is going well for the solitary Mark Langridge, apart from the fact perhaps that he has begun having serious dreams about food, glorious food...
Published on 08.12.2008
Taking the decision to abandon his attempt on Patriot Hills to the South Pole and then back again must have been very difficult for Mark, as can be sensed from his dispatches. But despite that, he is still pressing on.
Published on 05.12.2008
Mark was forced to take this difficult decision during the night of 25th-26th November. He had thought that he would be able to achieve his goal of reaching the Pole within 40 days, but he now realises after 18 days on the ice and 'only' 210 km covered out of a total of 1400 km that he will not be able to make it.
Published on 28.11.2008
The weather is behaving itself. Mark Langridge is taking full advantage of these favorable conditions to make as much progress as he can, passing through the 81st parallel on 21st November.
Published on 20.11.2008
Mark Langridge is not mucking about when it comes to the progress he is making on his expedition: he knows that if he is going to succeed with his solo return trek, he will have to keep up a certain pace, even if he has to keep on skiing while the other expeditions are tucked up snugly in their tents.