We have customers around the world doing extraordinary things with our software, but Ben Saunders is taking it to a whole new level.

Ben and his team are using Basecamp to organize an expedition to the South Pole and back, unsupported and on foot. This is the same journey Captain Robert Scott died trying to achieve 100 years ago, and no one has attempted it since.

Ben has been a professional polar explorer for more than 10 years and is one of only three people to complete a solo journey to the North Pole. He will be joined by Alastair Humphreys, who has cycled 46,000 miles around the world, and renowned nature photographer Martin Hartley.

You can follow the expedition, which launches this October, at Scott2012.org and be sure to follow @polarben on Twitter.

Special thanks to Temujin Doran for letting us use his amazing arctic footage.