All women team complete Pole trek
Seven women have completed a 562-mile skiing expedition to the South Pole in just over a month to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth. It took the team, which was led by Britain's Felicity Aston, 38 days to reach the United States-operated Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station science base . The group, the first women's team to ski to the pole, skied for six to ten hours a day, covering an average of 15 miles a day across the Antarctic, while carrying a 176lb sled of provisions and shelter. Founder and chief co-ordinator of the Commonwealth Women's Antarctic Expedition, Felicity Aston, 31, said: "I'm incredibly proud of the team and I think if we can do this then you can do anything that you like to and that's the message that we really want to send to everyone."