Ben Saunders - trans-Antarctic expedition

Our Year 8s are currently investigating the journey to the Pole made by Scott and Amundsen, and contrasting this with the modern day technology used by explorers and scientists.
We will be following the attempt by Ben Saunders to make an unsupported, unassisted (no kites or other external aids) crossing of Antarctica.

This was the journey being made by Henry Worsley who tragically died last year. We followed this journey too.
Ben has a tracker on his pulk (sledge) and we will follow the progress. He has just started his journey. We left him a message of support earlier in the week too.

Thanks to Ben for sending us a message from the ice....