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First Woman To Cross Antarctica Alone Begins Her Journey

Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 7: A British adventurer says windy weather has slowed her expedition across Antarctica but she expects to reach the South Pole in about two weeks before heading off for the other side

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 07, 2011 12:55 IST ]
first woman to cross antarctica alone begins her journey
first woman to cross antarctica alone begins her journey

Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 7: A British adventurer says windy weather has slowed her expedition across Antarctica but she expects to reach the South Pole in about two weeks before heading off for the other side of the continent.


Felicity Aston is attempting to become the first woman to cross Antarctica alone.

She tells The Associated Press in an interview by satellite phone that she has skied so far about 140 miles (220 kilometers) and has less than 230 miles (370 kilometers) to go to reach the pole.

Aston says she's running about five days late because winds slowed her and she also needed to avoid crevasses.

Still, she says she made good progress on Tuesday skiing through drifting snow. She says it felt like “walking along the tops of clouds.”

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