Felicity Aston: Alone in Antarctica

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2nd October 2012 - 7.30pm

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 alone.  For 59 days Felicity dragged 85kg of supplies 1744 km across the coldest continent on earth, enduring temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees and storm force winds.

From its first sighting in 1820, Antarctica has held a fascination for explorers.  It is the only continent that is entirely covered in ice all year round, an environment so hostile that it has no indigenous population and supports barely any vegetation. 

Spending two months alone in this extreme landscape, where even the smallest mistakes can prove treacherous, was a gruelling yet remarkable experience.  Using her own film footage and stunning images from her expedition, Felicity will transport the audience to the last true remaining wilderness on Earth.

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