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Dedicated Pedestrians Reach South Pole in One Piece

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Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere of the Scott Expedition have successfully reached the South Pole—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 journey—now comes the long walk back to the coast. You can—and should!—follow along on their expedition blog and check out Gizmodo's earlier rundown of their kit. [Scott Expedition]

Top photo courtesy of the Scott Expedition

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How do they keep from falling off? They must have magnetic crampons or something.