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Breaking Down Barriers - 1 Pole at a Time
Felicity Aston
Team Leader of the Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition
Published on 31 Oct 2010
On 29th December 2009 I stood at the South Pole with an international team of 7 women from 6 countries. In the previous 38 days we had skied 900km together from the coast of Antarctica battling extreme temperatures, huge distances and the mind-numbing monotony of the empty Antarctic landscape. Our team was unusual in that my team-mates were not experienced explorers or accomplished athletes but ordinary women – wives, mothers, twenty-somethings and forty-somethings - many of whom had never even seen snow, never mind put on a pair of skis or camped in a tent, before joining the...     Read More
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