Felicity Aston


Explorer, Speaker & Author

Felicity Aston is the first woman in the world to ski alone across Antarctica and the first person to manage the feat under her own steam without using kites or parasails.

She made the 1744km journey from the coast on the Ross Ice Shelf, through the transantarctic mountains, across the Antarctic plateau via the South Pole to the opposite coast at Hercules Inlet in just 59 days, completely alone.

At 34, Felicity is no stranger to the Antarctic. In 2009 she led the Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition, the largest and most international women?s team ever to ski to the South Pole.



Saturday, October 13

Explorers: Seeking the Edge, Presented by Hyatt

Is there anything left to discover in the 21st century? From the depths of the ocean to Antarctica, to the infinite abyss that is outer space, CIW... read more
Speakers: Felicity Aston, Thomas Beug, Tim Kafalas, Graham Hawkes, Keith Bellows, Lynne Cox
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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