First woman to ski solo across Antarctica
Skiing across great and remote areas seems to be a trend in recent months. In December came the news of Amelia Hempleman-Adams, who at the age of just 16 became the youngest person to ski to the South Pole. Now we hear of British adventurer Felicity Aston, who last month became the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone. Felicity also set another record: Becoming the first human to ski solo across Antarctica using only her own muscle power. Her amazing skiing feat took 59 days, covering 1,084 miles pulling two weighty sledges. Felicity started from the Leverett Glacier in November and on making it to Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice Shelf, she tweeted: “Congratulations to the 1st female to traverse Antarctica SOLO.V proud” However, bad weather hampered her immediate return to civilisation and she was forced to wait it out in her tent for a plane ot pick her up. She said she was looking forward to a glass of red wine! We wonder who will be next for the skiing record books.