Bremont Watch Supports Successful Terra Nova Expedition

Bremont ambassador Ben Saunders and his teammate Tarka L'Herpiniere have become the first to successfully complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition.

The Terra Nova expedition is a 1,795-mile unsupported return journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, and is equivalent to 69 back-to-back marathons. Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his team reached the South Pole in January 1912, but the entire party sadly died on the return journey.

Timed by Bremont, Saunders and L'Herpiniere completed the expedition on Friday 7th February at 1.15am, achieving the world record for the longest polar journey on foot.

"It is almost impossible to comprehend what we have achieved," Saunders said. "Completing Scott’s Terra Nova expedition has been a life-long dream and I’m overcome to be standing here at the finish. The journey has been a mammoth undertaking that has tested the bounds of our bodies and minds each and every day."

For 105 days, the team hauled sleds weighing up to 200kg each and walked an average of 17 miles per day. They faced temperatures as low as -46°C wind chill and were "pushed to the limits of physical and mental fortitude".

Saunders wore a Bremont Supermarine S500 throughout the expedition.

Bremont said the brand is "thrilled" to have supported the extraordinary journey, adding that it had been "a fantastic opportunity for these remarkable adventurers to be testing one of our new watches in such extreme climate conditions".

The Bremont Supermarine S500 is available now.