An Evening in Antarctica
Please join us at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 02 April 2014 for â€˜An Evening in Antarcticaâ€™ to hear first hand stories from the expedition and to see previously unseen photos and footage from the trip.
In November 2013 Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge set out to reach the South Pole, Antarctica. After two years of planning, a year of selection and training which spanned 5 continents, a logistical plan involving 2.5 tonnes of equipment, aircraft which were built in 1948, four â€˜pimpedâ€™ Toyota Hilux support trucks, twelve wounded from four different countries, a film crew and a total expedition of 32 people embarked on racing as three teams to the South Pole.
The expedition, believed to be the largest ever to ski onto the South Pole, faced significant challenges from the start as severe weather conditions delayed the teams and reminded us why Antarctica is one of the most hostile places on our planet.
The doors of the RGS will open at 1830 where cash bars will be open until the lecture which will begin promptly at 2000, followed by a Q+A session with the team and finishing at 2130. We hope that you will again join us for drinks (cash bar) after the lecture. Doors close 2300. There is a cloakroom in the RGS where coats and bags can be left for the duration of the evening.
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