‘Superhuman effort is not worth a damn unless it achieves results’ – Sir Ernest Shackleton
Collecting climate data is an important part of our expedition and since we set off we’ve been using automated devices to continuously measure pressure and temperature every few minutes. We’ve also been taking spot measurements of other data like wind speed, direction, humidity and dew point. This data will be used by scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division to calibrate and refine their climate models. Scott’s Terra Nova expedition collected huge amounts of key scientific information and we’re proud to be continuing that tradition.
Skiing Time 8h 35mins
Average HR 109
Max HR 129
Calories burned 6043
Average HR 114
Max HR 159
Calories burned 6188
“Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition was responsible for collecting some of the most valuable scientific data of the time from the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean. This data helped change the course of navigation and our understanding of the Earth’s magnetic fields and climate. The expedition collected over 2,100 specimens of animals and fish, 1/5 of which were completely new to science. On the return journey from the Pole, the men, even in the midst of their weakened state and battling atrocious conditions, brought with them 16 kilograms of fossils.
The team meticulously recorded the meteorological observations almost until the very end. Although the party failed to return from their expedition, their contributions to science still live on to this day.” Anthony Goddard, FRGS Expedition Map Maker