I have just received a call from Gareth, that he and Richard have made it safely to the South Pole! A tough day, with 27km covered, but the joy of seeing the Pole in the distance and skiing in to see people waiting was exhilarating. They are exhausted and looking forward to a rest after this huge accomplishment.

They hope to fly back to Union Glacier Camp tomorrow and then to Punta Arenas on Friday if weather permits.

I will send updates as soon as I have them. Here at Expedition HQ we can celebrate their epic journey and rest a little easier that they have made it safely.

We can’t wait to have them both home.

Andrea Andrews – Expedition Manager and Gareth’s incredibly proud wife.