By Joanna Lumley, Felicity Aston
Author note: Joanna Lumley (Foreword)
In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we're possible by no means on my own, by no means out-of-touch with the barrage of digital information and information.
Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took months off from all human touch as she grew to become the 1st lady -- and in simple terms the 3rd individual in historical past – to ski around the complete continent of Antarctica by myself. She did it, too, with the straightforward equipment of cross-country, with no the aids utilized by her prededecessors – Norwegian males – every one of whom hired both parasails or kites.
Aston’s trip around the ice on the backside of the realm requested of her the extremes when it comes to psychological and actual bravery, as she confronted the dangers of unseen cracks buried within the snow so huge they may engulf her and hypothermia because of brutalizing climate. She needed to deal, too, together with her emotional vulnerability in face of the consistent bombardment of hallucinations attributable to the big sea of whiteness, the inability of stimulation to her senses as she confronted what's tantamount to a kind of solitary confinement.
Like Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Felicity Aston’s Alone in Antarctica turns into an inspirational saga of 1 woman’s wade through worry and loneliness as she in truth confronts either the actual demanding situations of her event, in addition to her personal human vulnerabilities.
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