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Sean Chapple: "When I am looking for fellow team members, I do not look for super athletes, I look for those who have a single-minded determination, are self-motivated and have a sense of humor." In the image, Chapple and his 2006-07 Royal Marine team, Andy Brown, Craig Hunter and Paul Mattin.
courtesy Sean Chapple, SOURCE
"It is about everyone being committed to achieve success and working as a team to achieve it."
courtesy Sean Chapple, SOURCE
"Always start out with the end in mind and plan, plan and plan. I begin by answering the what, why, who, when and how to provide a road map to the pole."
courtesy Sean Chapple, SOURCE

Opinion: Royal Marines Officer Sean Chapple about polar teamwork and success (Part 1/2)

Posted: Jul 12, 2011 03:56 pm EDT

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(Correne Coetzer) During the 2006-07 Antarctica season Sean Chapple led a team of three Royal Marines unassisted, unsupported from Patriot Hills to the Geographic South Pole. At the Pole they turned around and kited back, covering a distance of 2200 km. The 2011-12 Antarctic season will be a busy season with all the teams commemorating Amundsen and Scott arrivals at the South Pole a hundred years ago. With less than four months before the first teams set foot on Antarctica, Sean Chapple shares some of his experience at...

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