Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman To Ski Solo Across The Southern Ice

Felicity Aston


In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we're possible by no means on my own, by no means out-of-touch with the barrage of digital information and information.

Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took months off from all human touch as she turned the 1st girl -- and simply the 3rd individual in historical past – to ski around the complete continent of Antarctica by myself. She did it, too, with the straightforward gear of cross-country, with out the aids utilized by her prededecessors – Norwegian males – each one of whom hired both parasails or kites.

Aston’s trip around the ice on the backside of the realm requested of her the extremes when it comes to psychological and actual bravery, as she confronted the dangers of unseen cracks buried within the snow so huge they could engulf her and hypothermia because of brutalizing climate. She needed to deal, too, together with her emotional vulnerability in face of the consistent bombardment of hallucinations caused by the gigantic sea of whiteness, the shortcoming of stimulation to her senses as she confronted what's tantamount to a sort of solitary confinement.

Like Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Felicity Aston’s by myself in Antarctica turns into an inspirational saga of 1 woman’s plow through worry and loneliness as she in truth confronts either the actual demanding situations of her event, in addition to her personal human vulnerabilities.

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