In January 2017 I set foot on the Ross Ice Shelf, finishing our foot traverse of the Antarctic Continent, a feat only ever achieved by 11 people.

This was the SPEAR17 expedition.

We man-hauled everything we needed to survive on the most hostile continent on earth from the Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole, taking 39 days. We arrived at the South Pole on Christmas Day, then filled our pulks with more food and fuel, before setting off for the second leg.

We continued to climb higher as we crossed the Titan Dome and polar plateau, before descending the Shackleton Glacier onto the Ross Ice Shelf.

1,100 miles in 66 days, 3hrs.

Temperatures constantly in the -20s to -50s.

2,630,900kCals burnt.

2,304,900kCals consumed. Enough to feed a grown man for 3 years and 2 months.

10,500ft max elevation.

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