Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere of the Scott Expedition have successfully reached the South Poleā€”on foot. When Gizmodo last saw Saunders, he was here with us in New York City walking us through the expedition's high-tech gear and looking ahead to where he and L'Herpiniere might be before the New Year. Just in time, they've reached the southernmost point on our planet.

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Photo from the journey's relative beginning, at the Beardmore Glacier

This marks the halfway point of the journeyā€”now comes the long walk back to the coast. You canā€”and should!ā€”follow along on their expedition blog and check out Gizmodo's earlier rundown of their kit. [Scott Expedition]

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Top photo courtesy of the Scott Expedition