Job Done for the Scott Team Too

Published on 18.01.2012 - The Scott Amundsen Centenary Race

For once, Mothe Nature has smiled upon the Scott Team who deseperately wanted to arrive at the South Pole on 17 January, day of the Scott Centenary.

Eight days after the arrival of the Amundsen Team at the South Pole, the Scott Team made it too. And they made it on the day of the Scott Centenary, what a timing !

Their itinerary (the Scott itinerary) was 82 nautical miles (150 kil) longer than the one done by the Amundsen Team. And they needed 76 days to cover the distance vs 68 days for the Amundsen Team.

Both team of the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race are now reunited at the SP. After the celebration, they should take a flight back to Union Glacier ALE base camp.

Here is the message posted by the race patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge, that goes to both teams. “As a serving Officer, it makes me so proud that, with the staunch support of The Royal British Legion, it is British soldiers who have achieved this great feat.  Four out of the five men who went forward as Scott’s final party were Servicemen too.  How proud they would be too of what you have achieved in their memory.”

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