Scott Sears MBE breaks South Pole record

Shackleton sponsors polar explorer Scott Sears as he becomes the youngest person to reach the South Pole solo, beating the previous record by three years.

At 9pm on 25 December 2017, British explorer and Shackleton pioneer Scott Sears took the final steps towards the Amundsen-Scott base at the South Pole. In doing so, at the age of 27, he become the youngest person in history to complete the 702-mile journey from the frozen Southern Ocean solo and unsupported, smashing the previous record by almost three years.

The expedition took him 38 days to complete, itself a remarkable feat given that he had initially set himself a target of 40 - 50 days. Shackleton is proud to have been the lead sponsor and official clothing supplier to Scott – he was equipped in one of our expedition-grade lightweight down jackets. Handmade in the UK, the pure European goose down provided incredible insulation down to -60ºC; an invaluable asset when tackling the most unpredictable and unforgiving continent on earth.

Scott raised more than £30,000 for the Ghurka Welfare Trust and is a testimony to the Shackleton ethos of optimism, courage and determination.