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British skier sets Antarctic record

Published 23/01/2012 | 12:08

Felicity Aston has become the first woman to ski cross Antarctica alone (Kaspersky Lab)
Felicity Aston has become the first woman to ski cross Antarctica alone (Kaspersky Lab)

British skier Felicity Aston has crossed Antarctica, becoming the first woman to cross the icy continent alone.

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Aston also set another record: the first human to ski across Antarctica using only her own muscle power.

She did it in 59 days, pulling two sledges for more than 1,084 miles from her starting point on the Leverett Glacier.

She tweeted that she has made it to Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice Shelf, completing her journey.

She is still alone in a tent, waiting in bad weather for a small plane to pick her up and take her to a base camp.

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