Using only Edwardian trekking equipment, Ben Fogle will recreate the Antarctic expeditions of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen.
The host is creating a new three-part series for Channel 5, Endurance: Race To The Pole, which he describes as a “dream project.”
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Forty-nine-year-old adventurer Foggle has nothing but the Edwardian gear, provisions, and shelter that three adventurers have at their disposal during their grueling missions in the polar regions.
he said: , pulling the same style sled and sleeping in the same canvas tent.
“This will help us better understand the heroism and sacrifice made by these brave men over 100 years ago in one of the harshest and most unforgiving places on earth.
“I raced to the North Pole in 2008 in the latest gear, and now I can experience the harsh Antarctic wilderness just like them.”
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In 2009, Vogle skied over 750km to the South Pole but lost to a Norwegian team.
Fogle and polar explorer Dwayne Fields examine why Amundsen won on his trek while Scott and Shackleton failed, exploring their fierce rivalry and the key decisions they made.
On December 14, 1911, Norwegian Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott’s body was found, along with those of other members of his party, 13 months after he went missing on duty.
Shackleton made several trips to Antarctica, first reaching within 400 miles of the South Pole in 1902, and seven years later coming closer to just 97 miles from the target, but lack of food had to turn back. I had to.
In 1915, his crew embarked on the ship Endurance, but were unable to reach land and became trapped in dense ice floes, and the 28 crew on board eventually abandoned ship. I was forced to
They were stuck in the ice for about ten months before escaping by lifeboat or on foot.