On Friday 13th December 2013 at 12.48 GMT, timed by Bremont, the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams arrived at the South Pole after crossing 200km of Antarctic plateau.
Team Glenfiddich (UK), Team Soldier On (Commonwealth) and Team Noom Coach (US) pushed to their physical and mental limits throughout a gruelling 13 days on the ice, and the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge was not without its difficulties. This prompted Expedition Director and Team Noom Coach mentor, Edward Parker, to make changes and ultimately remove the race element of the trek to ensure all the three teams could join together and safely reach the South Pole, united as one.
The Bremont Supermarine S500 was worn by all members of the UK team, Team Glenfiddich, as they reached the South Pole. One of these watches which was auctioned at London's Luxury Watch Exhibition, Salon QP, in November 2013 to help raise money for the charity. Team Glenfiddich member, Guy Disney, created a voice blog for Bremont live from the South Pole, please click here to listen.
Bremont was proud to be the official timekeeper for WWTW’s journey to the South Pole.
Expedition Patron Prince Harry
Facing a hostile environment of -45°c temperatures and 100mph crosswinds, the team pulled over 70kg of equipment everyday until they reached the South Pole
"The Bremont Supermarine was an excellent timekeeper (worn) outside the jackets in temperatures of -45°c", quoted Team Glenfiddich member, Guy Disney (above right) pictured here with Ibrar Ali
Team Glenfiddich team members, Kate Philip and Duncan Slater