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January 11th, 2014

Happy Anniversary on reaching the South Pole

Happy Anniversary to Robert Swan and his team of his ‘Footsteps of Scott’ Expedition which took place 28 years ago. Today is the day that they reached the South Pole at 11:53 PM, 11th of January 1986 after walking 900 miles in 70 days.

On November 3, 1984 Robert and his team embarked the Southern Quest and sailed 14,842 nautical miles to Antarctica. Upon arrival on the frozen continent, Swan and his team spent the Antarctic winter at the ‘Jack Hayward’ base. When the winter had passed Robert, Roger Mear and Gareth Wood set out to walk the 900 miles to the South Pole, the longest unassisted march ever made in history.