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HSX Antarctica

A Team of British Scouts skiing 700 miles from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole in 2018

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Hampshire Scouts

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Hampshire Scout Expeditions (HSX) is a county Scout Group based in Hampshire. Established in 1987, we provide training for Scouts aged 14-18 through expeditions focused physical and mental development as well as community-based projects. In 2007, HSX put three Scout leaders on the top of Everest.

Event details

Ski South Pole and Kite-Ski Return

The final continent untouched by HSX is the icy land of Antarctica. In 2018, Joe Doherty and Oliver Robinson will ski over 566 nautical miles (1050km) from the Messner Start at 82°S to the South Pole in 50 days and return to Hercules Inlet by kite-ski. Over 70 days, they will cover 1200 miles.

The team will haul over 100kgs of food, fuel & equipment in order to survive one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth. Enduring temperatures of -50°C and wind speeds up to 80 mph in 24 hour daylight; this is set to be one of the hardest challenges ever undertaken in the history of Scouting.

This is an opportunity to be part of an historic expedition for the World Scouting Movement. When you support the team, you can choose to receive a gift:

£5 - Postcard
£10 - Signed photo from the Pole
£30 - Signed Poster
£100 - Your name on the team's flag
£150 - Message from the Pole
£600 - Inspirational lecture to your friends
£1000 - Dinner with Joe & Ollie
£2000 - Training weekend in Wales

Please email to claim - we are hugely grateful for all donations.

Thank you for supporting the South Pole Scouts!

Event date

02-January-2015 00:00  - 
28-February-2019 00:00

Event type

Skiing to the South Pole in 2018

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Joe and team, This is inspirational. The journey from Andover to the Antartic is long one! Amazing. We are proud and a little bit jealous of you. Keep Safe.
Donation by Hugh Harper
on 14-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
All the best for your expedition to Antarctica
Donation by Adam Jollans
on 22-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Sirirat Yensong
on 20-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
All the very best for that amazing experience !!
Donation by Maty
on 19-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Hope this helps make the dream a reality!
Donation by Dean
on 14-05-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Well done and good luck for your epic adventure to Antarctica. We look forward to having our name on the flag.
Donation by Andrew Heaton
on 14-05-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Best wishes for this amazing challenge!
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-04-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-02-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck and Enjoy !!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
All the best, Ollie and team!
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-08-2015
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,680.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,680.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,832.50

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