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Felicity Aston

15th March 2014
Time: 19:30

Felicity will be talking about her latest book 'Alone in Antarctica', published in 2013 by Summersdale Publishers Ltd.

Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were both men and both Norwegian. Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1744km, 59-day journey completed in January 2012 also made her the first person in the world to do so purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines.

'A brave and often terrifying account of a record-breaking journey'  Ranulph Fiennes
'Resilient, brave, daring, foolhardy, admirable and hugely likeable'  Joanna Lumley
'An extraordinary journey of solitude and determination'  Ben Fogle

Trained as a physicist and meteorologist, Felicity’s first polar experience was as a scientist with the British Antarctic Survey, where she spent three years living on the continent monitoring climate and ozone.

In 2009, Felicity led the largest and most international women's team ever to make the 900km ski journey to the South Pole. This record-breaking expedition involved members from across the Commonwealth, many of whom had never even seen snow before. The expedition took 38 days, arriving at the Pole in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Commonwealth. Felicity told the story of this adventure in her book Call of the White, published by Summersdale in 2011.

This event is sponsored by Trek Kits.

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