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First female to cross Antarctica solo to tell her story at Radlett Centre
The first female to cross Antarctica alone is to venture to Radlett in October.
In January 2012, almost 100 years to the day after Captain Scott reached the South Pole, Felicity Aston became the first woman in history to ski across Antarctica solo.
For 59 days, enduring temperatures of minus 40 degrees and storm force winds, Ms Aston dragged 85kg of supplies 1,744km across the coldest continent on Earth, a feat only two men have achieved before her, both of whom used kite-power to aid their journey.
Ms Aston is the first ever person to make the crossing using pure human endeavour, dragging her kit the equivalent distance of London to Rome.
Now she brings her extraordinary story to the Radlett Centre, in Watling Street, on Wednesday, October 3.
A trained physicist and meteorologist, Ms Aston is an Antarctic scientist and record-breaking explorer. With more than a decade of experience leading teams in Siberia, Quebec, the Canadian Arctic and Antarctica, she uses her own footage and stunning images from her expedition for the presentation.
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