Bad weather seems to stalk Felicity

Published on 03.12.2011 - Kaspersky One TransAntarctic Expedition

Climbing the Leverett glacier

Climbing the Leverett glacier

© Fecility Aston

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.

If we compare her two positions between her starting day, 25 November, on the foot of the Leverett Glacier, and her last position published on 3 December -85° 25.934 S / 150° 25.911 W vs 86° 11.836 S / 136° 55.263 W-, one can notive that F. Aston has made about 100 km in 9 days, which is an approximate average of 10 km par day.

In addition of a very naughty weather, Aston can not sleep well because during the nights, the wind is too strong : fury gales keeps Felicity awake because of the noise inside the tent. And also after having notices a small tear in the tent, she does not fell quite safe anymore. Nevertheless she has managed to mend this tear and after having covered 12 Nm on 1 December, and the same distance on 3 DEcember, she is apparently back into the routine.

As an Ambassador of the British Antarctic Monument Trust Felicity would like to use her journey to raise funds for this fitting charity. BAMT is raising money to erect a monument in the Falklands to commemorate those killed in Antarctica while in pursuit of science. If you can support BAMT by donating 1p or 2p for every kilometre Felicity travels in Antarctica -more if you are able- it would make a huge contribution to achieving this goal.





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