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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...

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    Tom Evans

    Hi Tim,

    http://casandjonesy.com.au/expeditions/crossing-the-ice/ – What this not an unsupported return journey to the Pole?

    Tom

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  2. 2

    Tom Evans

    that’s meant to read, ‘was this not’!

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  3. 3

    Tim Moss

    Hey Tom, you are right, that was an unsupported return journey to the Pole.

    However, they started from Hercules Inlet which is a couple of hundred miles from the ocean i.e. they started some way in-land.

    There is a technical explanation of why some people consider Hercules Inlet to be a coastal start. I talk about it in the start of the South Pole chapter of my book but this article by Alex Hibbert’ offers an excellent explanation and diagram: http://www.alexhibbert.com/blog/2010/11/9/splitting-hairs-regarding-poles.html

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  4. 4

    Tom Evans

    I’ll check it out.

    Cheers Tim!

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  5. 5

    Tim Moss

    The BBC have posted a follow-up article after an apparent deluge of readers writing in to share their own adventures – http://j.mp/QdnJel

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    Tom

    Crossing Victoria Island is one adventures left less.. ;)

    http://thecrossingfilm.net
    http://thecrossingfilm.net/info

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      Alex Hibbert

      The Crossing was a great trip by two good guys (Australia is producing some good people at the moment – e.g. the pair who’ve just sewn up the Banff Festival) BUT, it wasn’t a crossing of Victoria Island since it was done in two halves. I’m sure everyone agrees that if you run a half marathon on one day and then another half marathon the next day, you haven’t run a marathon.

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