Welcome to the Scott-Amundsen Race 2011-12 video page. Here you can see press reports, videos and images of the guys in Chile and on Union Glacier as they prepare for the race; an abseil in London by Henry Worsley, Vic Vicary and Kev Johnson, raising awareness of the Race and the Royal British Legion; and highlights from training in Norway.

A short film chronicling the journey to the South Pole. Footage taken by the guys themselves.

 Henry Worsley and the formidable Axel Heiberg Glacier.

The wonderful moment when Amundsen team leader Henry Worsley found the cairn and fuel tin left atop Mount Betty by Roald Amundsen 100 years ago.

A collection of images of the guys in Chile and on Union Glacier, preparing for the race. These images were brought back by Lennie Browne.

A video by Kirk Watson of Perfect View Productions. Here we see all 6 team members on Union Glacier as they wait for a window in the weather that will permit them to fly on to their start points.

From YouTube: Members of a British Army team, undertaking a South Pole expedition in support of the Legion, practised crevasse training by abseiling off the roof of the iconic Lloyd’s building in London, ahead of their modern-day recreation of Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole.

Training on Norway for the Scott-Amundsen Race 2011-12

Incisive Media’s editorial director Lawrence Gosling speaks to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley about the British Army repeating Captain Scott’s race to the South Pole in aid of funds for the Royal British Legion.


  1. Pete McCarthy on November 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

    Well done Kev, what a fantastic effort. Best wishes to you all

  2. hamish gordon on November 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm said:

    hi henry
    thinking of you all the time good luck and keep going

  3. Linda Waag on November 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm said:

    Hooray for all of you. We so enjoy following your progress. Linda and Marty (Aspen, Colorado)

  4. Nelly Bassett on November 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm said:

    Alright mucker,
    As the race starts me and Helen wanted to wish you and the team all the very best on your travels, we will be thinking of you and following you closely.
    Take care mate.

  5. cissy walker on November 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm said:

    love hearing the daily reports, and thinking of you each day. David and Cissy

  6. Sal Hamilton on November 3, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

    Hi Lou,
    I hope your all doing well, Rich Adey says all the best,
    When you finish. You will finally be good enough to become a Welshman,
    See you when you get back.


  7. david vicary on November 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm said:

    david vicary
    have an exciting time wish i was there bruv.thinking of you mate .give 100 percent

  8. Phil Rudd on November 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm said:

    Hi Lou Grandad sends his love and is thinking of you, hope things are going well. I look forward to the daily reports.
    Best regards Dad

  9. Phil Rudd on November 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm said:

    good luck lou, hope you get away soon. Im the proudest dad in the world love you

  10. Reynaldo on November 1, 2011 at 7:21 am said:

    awesome blog, do you have twitter or facebook? i will bookmark this page thanks.

  11. Connor Vicary on October 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm said:

    Good luck dad and other’s will be looking at the daily updates.Cheers.Connor Vicary

  12. Kevin Flannery on October 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

    Glad you are finally there and underway. I wish you Godspseed and the very best of weather.
    I really enjoy the daily updates.
    Best wishes

  13. Jim & Carole on October 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

    We heard your latest report and it looks like you’ll be on your way. We and thousands of others will share your adventure as you keep the spirit of adventure alive. Bon voyage and all the best, Carole & Jim.

  14. Hi Kev
    We are really enjoying the daily updates and the messages of support. Hope you get away tomorrow. Best wishes to you all and a safe journey. Pip and Dan

  15. Sophie Bevan on October 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm said:

    Just watched you abseiling down the Lloyds building…you’re just all man, aren’t you?!!
    Keep smiling and thinking of you

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