By Felicity Aston
This inspirational account tells the story of eight women who embarked on a unique expedition to the South Pole. Setting out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the Pole, Felicity Aston challenged women in many countries, asking if they would ski to the South Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but ‘ordinary’ women who want to inspire others to follow their dreams. She received more than 800 applications and led a team from places as diverse as Jamaica, India, Singapore, and Cyprus – some of whom had never even seen snow or spent the night in a tent before joining the expedition – on one of the toughest journeys on the planet. Eighty-mile-an-hour winds ripped through base camp, frostbite and injuries were an everyday occurrence, and deadly crevasses cracked beneath their feet. This is their story of newfound strength, persistence, and friendships.