The Terra Nova Limited Edition
In late 2013, the renowned polar explorer, Ben Saunders and his team mate Tarka L’Herpiniere walked from Scott’s hut on the north shore of Ross Island in Antarctica to the South Pole. Once there, they turned around and walked the 900 miles back - pulling their own supplies by sled the whole way. Their record-breaking 1,795 mile trek was the first to complete Scott’s route to the South Pole.
On the outside of their jackets the two polar explorers wore their new Terra Nova chronometers. Far too cold for any type of battery operated device, the light titanium Supermarine with its GMT functionality and specially oiled mechanical movement became an indispensable tool.
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT
In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott led the Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition, with the primary objective of scientific experiments, observations and gathering of specimens and the secondary objective of being the first to reach the geographical South Pole. Scott and his four companions (left) made it to the pole on 17th January 1912 but the extreme cold and rigours of the trip took their toll and the entire team perished on the return journey. The treacherous expedition had never been attempted again until 2013...
Ben is a Bremont Ambassador, polar explorer and a record-breaking long-distance skier, with four North Pole expeditions under his belt. He is one of three people in history to ski solo to the North Pole, the youngest to do so by more than ten years, and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton.
Since 2001, Ben has skied more than 6,000km (3,730 miles) in the polar regions. In 2014, he and his teammate Tarka L’Herpiniere completed the groundbreaking Terra Nova Expedition in 105 days, realising Scott’s dream and creating one of the greatest stories of polar exploration ever told.