Woman skier sets solo Antarctic trek record

BUENOS AIRES: British adventurer Felicity Aston completed her crossing of Antarctica Monday, becoming the first woman to ski across the icy continent alone.

She did it in 59 days, pulling two sledges for 1,744 km from her starting point on the Leverett Glacier on Nov. 25.

“!!!Congratulations to the 1st female to traverse Antarctica SOLO.V proud,” her Twitter message said.

She announced her achievement from Hercules Inlet on Antarctica’s Ronne Ice Shelf, where she waited alone in her tent for bad weather to clear so that a small plane could pick her up and take her to a base camp.

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