Kaspersky One TransAntarctic Expedition
After having led the previons Kaspersky expedition (Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition) back in 2009-2010, Briton Felicity Aston is going back to the Antarctic. This time she has chosen to be alone and to cross the entire continent.
Below are all the news we published about the Kaspersky One TransAntarctic Expedition expedition
Published on 23.01.2012
Brisitsh female explorer Felicity Aston has finally reached Hercules Inlet on time, on 22 January 2012. She then became the first woman to have succeeded to cross the entire Antarctica, from shore to shore, solo.
Published on 15.01.2012
Felicity Aston is feeling frustrated to be obliged to do always the same things days after days. Her head is almost empty now and skiing for her has almost become like a form of meditation.
Published on 12.01.2012
The Thiel Mountains are now behind solo Felicity Aston. But her voyage is not over yet. Every day, she has to face new sastrugis fields and other obstacles as well such as too hard or too soft snows.
Published on 09.01.2012
Felicity Aston has reached the Thiel Mountains where ALE logistics had dropped for her a food and fuel depot few weeks ago. She is half way home and has no more than 17 days to go before the last flight (of this season) out of Antarctica takes place.
Published on 03.01.2012
When she writes that, of course the female explorer is joking. Nevertheless, Aston is starting to feel serious signs of cruel fatigue at night. in Addition, her knees hurt, because of the sastrugis of course.
Published on 30.12.2011
Briton Felicity Aston has to face quite difficult consitions since she left the Pole to march towards West. Not only the sastrugis are enormous nut also the ground is rough to ski on it.
Published on 25.12.2011
Felicity Aston has rested one day at the Pole before taking the road again. According to her initial plan, she still has to ski until Hercules Inlet, which is antoher 1.100 km to go.
Published on 21.12.2011
On 19 December, Aston hoped it was not some kind of miraging effect as she caught sight of a big hill on the horizon.
Published on 18.12.2011
Since Felicity Aston left, she seems to be more worried about the chilblains she discovered two days ago on her cheeks than about the pace of her march...
Published on 12.12.2011
Despite the fact that the sastrugis are enormous and everywhere, Felicity Aston keeps going hard. She has another 200 Nm to go.
Published on 07.12.2011
In her last audio transmission, Felicity Aston was glad to announce than this morning, 7 December, the weather suddenly improved. The terrain also has become firmer.
Published on 03.12.2011
British explorer Felicity Aston is on her way up to the Antarctic plateau through the Leverett glacier. But due to bad weather conditions she is quite slow.
Published on 28.11.2011
Brtish explorer Felicity Aston has been at last transported by plane to her starting point at the bottom of the Trans-Antarctic Mountain Range.
Published on 24.11.2011
British explorer Felicity Aston had the chance to fly to Union Glacier ALE base camp on 18 November. But so far no chance with the weather : it's not good enough to fly to the Ross Iceshelf and to the starting point of her expedition.
Published on 22.11.2011
British adventurer Felicity Aston has arrived together with the other remaining expeditions at Union Glacier ALE/ANI base camp on friday 18 November.
Published on 10.11.2011
Briton explorer Felicitiy Aston has arrived in Punta Arenas, where she is waiting for her ALE/ANI Ilyoushine flight to take her to Union Glacier base camp. We know more now about her itinerary to cross the 6th Continent.