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The final blog

Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Hi good evening everyone, this is Lou Rudd, the expedition leader for SPEAR17 and I have the honour of doing the final audio blog for the expedition. So yesterday, at Continue Reading →

Reaching the end – Jamie’s final blog

Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Hello everybody. And it’s a very happy hallo to you all because right now, I’m calling you from the Ross Ice Shelf, that’s right, the SPEAR17 team have finished our Continue Reading →

The team has reached the finish

Sat, 21 Jan 2017
The team have arrived safely at the end of their 1,100 mile full traverse of Antarctica, becoming the first military team ever to complete a man-hauling crossing. Only three teams Continue Reading →

Antarctica still throwing everything at the team in the final miles

Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Good evening everybody, this is Ollie Stoten bringing you the update on day 65 of the SPEAR17 expedition. We had a mixed day today, we had good weather, there some Continue Reading →

Just 60 nautical miles till the end

Tue, 17 Jan 2017
Hey everyone, Chris Brooke here with an update on SPEAR17 day 63. So today was a chilly start, we awoke to howling winds, the tent was 1 degree inside, and Continue Reading →

Waiting out the storm

Mon, 16 Jan 2017
Hallo everybody, this is Jamie calling in on day 62 of the SPEAR17 expedition. Today has been a day of being cooped up in the tents really. From sticking our Continue Reading →

For Henry.

Sun, 15 Jan 2017
Hi good evening everyone, this is Lou Rudd updating you on day 61 of the expedition. So, a very different day for the team today. Yesterday, we arrived at the Continue Reading →

Among the Trans-Antarctic Mountains

Sun, 15 Jan 2017
Hi good evening everyone, this is Alex Brazier bringing you the day 60 update. We’ve now been out here for two months, and we look it! We’re all looking pretty Continue Reading →

Approaching the Shackleton Glacier at last

Fri, 13 Jan 2017
Good evening everybody, this is Ollie Stoten with the update on day 59 of the SPEAR17 expedition. We’ve had a great day today. It was cold, it was in the Continue Reading →

Henry’s last campsite

Thu, 12 Jan 2017
Pic: Alex Brazier So good evening everybody, this is Lou Rudd, providing the update on day 58 of the expedition. Another very cold day for the team today. Temperatures we Continue Reading →

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