This week we want to celebrate the true adventurous spirit of a woman adventurer. If anyone has brought one of our climbing frames or swing sets for their children they will know that the little ladies can be just as daring and brave as the young men.
Felicity Aston from South East England is on track to becoming the first woman to cross Antarctica alone. The 1700km ski is estimated to take her 70 days and a lot of muscle power as she pulls all her supplies along on a sled. Felicity’s aim was to reach her destination on the 100th year anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s expedition (one of our very own Wednesday Adventurers) but the bad weather conditions have put her 5 days behind schedule. Clearly a great lover of the cold weather, Felicity has spent the last decade getting involved with various exciting adventures and expeditions. There was the first British women’s crossing of Greenland, a 700km winter crossing of the frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia and a rather adventurous expedition in Iceland. She was also part of the first ever, all-female team to complete the Polar Challenge, a 360-mile endurance race to the magnetic north pole.
Battling extreme winds, snow, freezing temperatures, blisters from her skis and not to mention a little loneliness Felicity is doing us all proud and ploughing (or skiing) on. We know she would think nothing of scaling our climbing frames in the snow, wind or rain.