Aston is ready to get down to work

Published on 28.11.2011 - Kaspersky One TransAntarctic Expedition

Brtish explorer Felicity Aston has been at last transported by plane to her starting point at the bottom of the Trans-Antarctic Mountain Range.

She is now sitting alone in her tent in the middle of this wide immensity of white and ice and snow. On 25 November, she wrote: "... It took 2 planes today to manage to get me to the far side of Antarctica and the start of my expedition. A few hours ago they dropped me off on the ice-shelf after an amazing flight over the Trans-Antarctic Mountains – and here I am.

I’ve set up my tent, I’m alone on the Ross Ice Shelf and looking at a big white horizon on the one side towards the North – and to the South, this wall of mountain, absolutely spectacular. I couldn’t ask for better weather. It’s really calm, it’s sunny, warm – so it’s been very kind to me for my first night on the ice. I can’t wait to get started in the morning – and start my journey to the South Pole and the opposite side of Antarctica. I’m currently at about 85 degrees South and tomorrow I’m going to be chipping away at that – so yeah. Here’s to a good nights sleep and a good start tomorrow. ..."

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