14:43 04 January 2012
Nearly 100 years to the day that Captain Robert Scott and his party of adventurers reached the South Pole on their ill-fated expedition, Welsh businessman and entrepreneur, William McNamara OBE, is to make an attempt on the Pole.
William, CEO of Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, will trek the final 100kms to the Pole (the last degree) unsupported in January next year and aims to raise £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the process.
On the 17 January 1912, Scott reached the South Pole only to find Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten him to it by 33 days, becoming the first person to reach the geographic Pole. A deflated Scott and his entire British Antarctic Expedition team died on their return trek, including Welshman Edgar Evans who was the first to perish.
More details about Williams trek to the South Pole can be found at www.90degreesouth.co.uk/wp/. Anyone wishing to donate to the trek and the £100,000 he wants raise for the charity can find the details on the website.
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