Alone in Antarctica

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Counterpoint LLC
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5.4 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski alone across Antarctica. The 35-year-old British expedition leader, public speaker and freelance travel writer from Kent also led the 2009 Commonwealth Expedition to the South Pole, the first British women's team across Greenland; this became the subject of her first book, Call of the White, a finalist in the Banff Mountain Book Competition in 2011. Outside Magazine named her one of their 2012 Adventurers of the Year. Felicity lives in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, in the UK.


A quick-reading account of a spectacular and appalling journey. --Kirkus

Aston's memoir gives the reader a good sense of her isolation, her determination, and her fragility...Aston doesn't overdramatize her adventure - she favors straightforward descriptions over breathless prose - but she still pulls us in and makes us feel as though we are with her, at the freezing-cold bottom of the world. --Booklist

Felicity Aston ventures into even more extreme climes when she sets out to become the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica. Her memoir, Alone in Antarctica, brings to life the terror, the wonder, and the craziness of her two-month ordeal. --National Geographic, Best New Travel Read of Fall 2014

Aston's account of her frigid voyage is a bracingly honest look at the daily grind of adventure, physical exhaustion, and fear.--Jen Rose Smith, Condé Nast Traveler

An extraordinary journey of solitude and determination--Ben Fogle, author of The Teatime Islands, Offshore, Crossing, and The Race to the Pole.

Felicity's dynamic and inspiring storytelling links us all to our own crossing, helping us all push beyond our fears to reach our goals. Her descriptions of the ice and her honesty of the feelings it brings forth, stir our love for that magnificent place and the lifestyle of the challenge - we want to return!--Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, polar explorers

Felicity's gripping adventure captures the thrill and fear of Antarctic exploration--Ranulph Fiennes, author of Killer Elite, and My Heroes

Her achievement is remarkable--The Daily Mail

Admirable, emotional and enchanting... a must-read--Wanderlust