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

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 likely by no means on my own, by no means out-of-touch with the barrage of digital facts and information.

Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took months off from all human touch as she grew to become the 1st girl -- and purely the 3rd individual in historical past – to ski around the complete continent of Antarctica by myself. She did it, too, with the easy gear of cross-country, with no the aids utilized by her prededecessors – Norwegian males – every one of whom hired both parasails or kites.

Aston’s trip around the ice on the backside of the area 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, along with her emotional vulnerability in face of the consistent bombardment of hallucinations because of the big sea of whiteness, the inability of stimulation to her senses as she confronted what's tantamount to a kind 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 truthfully confronts either the actual demanding situations of her experience, in addition to her personal human vulnerabilities.

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