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International Scott Centenary Expedition

EC CommunityJames Hipkiss

The ISCE is trekking the last 2 degrees to the South Pole to promote the legacy of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his men in their centenary year. Departing on the 10th of December 2012 from London Heathrow, the team consisting of experienced polar guide Geoff Somers MBE and DailyTelegraph competition winner Henry Evans,will fly via Miami, Santiago and Punta Arenas.

They aim to be at Union Glacier Camp, just south of the Ellesworth mountains, on the 17th of December, and starting the trip on the 20th of December. It is estimated to take 14-20 days to ski the 140 miles to the South Pole in the Spirit of Scott, with an estimated arrival date between the 4-10th of January. During the expedition, the team will be blogging daily live onto the Daily Telegraph website, conducting a scientific project in partnership with Plymouth University, with the samples to be analysed by the British Antarctic Survey on return. They will also be delivering the winning letters of the Scott 100 letters competition (on the One Show) to the South Pole, and will be carrying out a memorial service in memory of Scott and his men once reaching the South Pole. Media articles are currently circulating in the Daily Telegraph, BBC Online, plus local East Anglia and South-West papers.

View recent articles below: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/antarctica/robert-falcon-scott/9655492/International-Scott-Centenary-Expedition-My-dream-is-about-to-be-fulfilled.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20299335 The next article on the expeditionwill be in the Daily Telegraph Weekend Section on Saturday the 24th of November 2012.

Keep up to date with the pre-departure blog on www.magoce.com and www.isce2012.co.uk For more information on the expedition, contact henry@magoce.com or visit www.isce2012.co.uk Many thanks to the expedition sponsors, which include the Daily Telegraph, Blacks, Plymouth University, Marine Biological Association, Babcocks plus many others.