The Telegraph Group Supports the ISCE
It is worth recalling the extraordinary bravery of those who embarked on such feats of endurance with their rudimentary equipment and no realistic hope of rescue if something went wrong.
My name is James Borrell, I am aged 20, studying Biology at the University of Exeter. My first taste of exploration was to Madagascar with the British Schools Exploring Society, a charity founded by a member of the Terra Nova expedition. It was undoubtedly a life changing experience and an opportunity that I owe to Scottâ€™s achievements. As a young scientist, I feel privileged to be involved with the ISCE. I hope that this expedition and the centenary celebrations can inspire and encourage the next generation of explorers and scientists, to continue the legacy of Captain Scott.
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April 2011: We were told to expect to be tired. Other than that, my fellow Telegraph competition winners, and I, really didnâ€™t know what to expect. From gravity defying high ropes, to relentless circuit training, we would not give up. Through the trials of sea survival to the heart stopping damage control unit, we re-defined our limits as individuals. Over the last three days, ten strangers were turned into a team greater than the sum of its parts. Thanks to the professionalism and example of the Royal Navy, and in the Spirit of Captain Scott, we feel ready to venture into the unknown.