This is the image that we were waiting for… Mark Langridge and his Scott Team mates Vic (left) and Kev (centre) proudly standing at the South Pole, pipes in mouths and holding our very own Carey’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop banner. Massive congratulations to the guys, and also to Henry and Lou from the (victorious) Amundsen Team for their efforts.
It gives us great pride to have been associated with this epic journey, and no less pride in seeing a Carey pipe and Tobacco once again making it unscathed to the South Pole, this being Mark’s second Carey ‘supported’ trek. From the discussions we have had it is clear that their evening smoke provided the Scott Team with a much needed ‘crumb of comfort’ at the end of each day’s long walk, much like several of the original Scott party 100 years ago. Thankfully this time around the expedition ended much more agreeably!
With Carey pipes now having made it to the Pole twice and Papua New Guinea with Bruce Parry (Tribe, BBC1) on another occasion it makes me wonder where else they may have featured… anyone planning a trip up Everest or K2, or rafting down the Amazon perhaps? Pictures and stories most welcome. Or maybe, just maybe, there’s room for a pouch on Virgin Galactic’s maiden voyage. Now where did we put Sir Richard’s number?!