In 2014, following 105 days in Antarctica, British adventurers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere made the first completion of Scott’s iconic 1,795 mile Terra Nova route from the very coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. Pushing the outer limits of physical and mental endurance the Scott Expedition is currently the longest polar man-haul in history.
I worked on the Scott Expedition for 3 years and accompanied the team on various training trips, and to the start of their journey in Antarctica. I made weekly update films and am currently working on a feature documentary.
For more information about the expedition and it's team please visit scottexpedition.com
Below is a gallery of all the films I made during the Scott Expedition
Skye is an island off the west coast of the Scottish mainland. This film was made in November 2011, and marks the beginning of training and preperation for the Scott Expedition. The opening poem is by Alexander Nicolson
Greenland is, by area, the world's largest island, yet with a population of under 60,000, it is the least densely populated dependency or country in the world.
In May 2012, Ben Saunders, Martin Hartley and Alastair Humphreys spent 14 days in Greenland on a training expedition. This was preparation for their expedition in Antarctica the following year.
All footage by Alastair Humphreys. Music and editing by Temujin Doran.