Trek to the South Pole by RGR officer

sears1Lieutenant Scott Sears from the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles is attempting to break the record for the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole completely alone, unassisted and unsupported in an effort to raise £25,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

The 1100km journey from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole is the equivalent of walking from London to the Czech Republic…it’s just a bit colder…and windier…and there are crevasses to fall into…and you have to drag all your food and shelter with you…but otherwise it’s basically the same.

You can track Scotts Progress.

Find out more about Scott and this expedition.