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The hardest 105 days of my life: Ben Saunders at TED2014

The hardest 105 days of my life: Ben Saunders at TED2014

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On October 25, 2013, adventurer Ben Saunders and his teammate Tarka L’Herpiniere set out to complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s failed 1912 polar expedition — a four-month, 1,800-mile journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. At the start of the expedition, L’Herpiniere and Saunders each dragged 200 kilograms by sledge, []

7 talks about incredible walks

7 talks about incredible walks

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Ben Saunders spent 10 weeks walking from the north coast of Russia to the North Pole, and around to the north coast of Canada. For a full 72 days in 2004, Saunders was the only human being within a span of 5.4 million square miles, surviving an average temperature of -35C in conditions described by []

A TEDx with an icy view: TEDx takes Antarctica

A TEDx with an icy view: TEDx takes Antarctica

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The Great White Continent. The Frozen Desert. The Real Land Down Under. Antarctica might not be the easiest of places to travel to but, in the past year, there have been two TEDx events staged on the continent. Darren McGann organized TEDxAntarcticPeninsula, which took place on March 6. After watching TEDx talks online for years, []