To assume that replacing either Marshall or Adams with Armytage would have allowed the party to travel an additional 194 geographical miles
(the distance to the Pole and back from the farthest south) ignores the yeoman work each did, as well as the fact that Shackleton turned back simply because the food was running out.
The Worcestershire sides, neighbours by geographical miles
but previously continents apart in prestige and tradition, will be playing on a level playing field that seemed unimaginable ten years ago.
At 88[degrees] 23'S, 162[degrees]E, only 97 geographical miles
from the South Pole, they stopped, raised the Union Jack, took some photos, and started back north.
Despite the geographical miles
that separate the trio, Fletcher says this did not hinder recording Exciter.