“Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.”
— Apsley Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World

In November 2017, Lieutenant Scott Sears from the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, will attempt 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.



Well thanks for making it this far, you are already checking out the bottom of my page so we might as well get to know each other a little better. You can head to Meet Scott to find out a bit more about me, but if you are wanting to get straight down to business and find out exactly how dangerous this is going to be, and what my chances of survival are, head to The Journey and find out exactly how ungodly miserable this expedition might get.
Finally, if you get all the way through that and you still aren't feeling that spark between us, then have a peruse of my blog - if you still can't bring yourself to check out the donate page, then at least we can both sleep easy knowing it really wasn't meant to be.


If you've got a niggling question don't hold back, feel free to get in touch and ask away. Want to know what I'll be eating? What I'll be listening to on my iPod? Do Gurkhas really have to draw blood with their Kukris before they put them away? Drop us a line on the contact page, and I promise you I'll get back to you no matter how rogue the request. 

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