The Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race
In January 2012 two teams of intrepid polar explorers arrived at the South Pole having just recreated the amazing trips of the first ever people to arrive at the frozen South Pole, Roald Amundsen and Capt Scott.
Slog On or Scramble Up?
Amundsen’s route to the Pole crossed the Ross Ice Shelf and then ascended the short, but punishingly steep and dangerous Axel Heiberg glacier. Scott’s route crossed the same shelf but then takes the longer, shallower Beardmore glacier. For both teams, glacier crossings punctuated by hidden crevasses up to a mile deep, were perilous in the extreme.
Each team was completely unsupported, and carried their food and fuel across the ice for seventy days.
It was a very closely-run race.
- 920 miles
- 70 days food and fuel
- 10,000 feet climb
- 140kg sledges
- 120 miles of glacier
- 350 Dorset Flapjacks
“The Dorset Flapjack Company is very proud to be associated with The Scott-Amundsen Race and the Royal British Legion. We are a family owned business and are all members of the Royal British Legion. We have nearly one hundred and twenty years’ worth of membership of the Royal British Legion and are very proud to be able to add to that support. The Royal British Legion has been a major contributor to community life in our village and is a very deserving organisation. Our bakery is based between the Bovington and Lulworth Army camps and our shop is a regular port of call for many soldiers based here, we are pleased to be able to return the support. We are delighted that Henry and his team will be using our Dorset Flapjacks to provide the energy needed to combine with their courage and determination to get to the South Pole. We like to support people doing amazing things for good reasons and can think of none better than the Scott-Amundsen Race. This will be inspirational for us and we look forward to following their progress as the expedition goes forward.“