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The Resource Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston ; with a foreword by Joanna Lumley

Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston ; with a foreword by Joanna Lumley

Label
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice
Title
Alone in Antarctica
Title remainder
the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice
Statement of responsibility
Felicity Aston ; with a foreword by Joanna Lumley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history - to ski across the entire continent of Antarctica alone. She did it, too, with the simple apparatus of cross-country, without the aids used by her prededecessors - two Norwegian men - each of whom employed either parasails or kites. Aston's journey across the ice at the bottom of the world asked of her the extremes in terms of mental and physical bravery, as she faced the risks of unseen cracks buried in the snow so large they might engulf her and hypothermia due to brutalizing weather. She had to deal, too, with her emotional vulnerability in face of the constant bombardment of hallucinations brought on by the vast sea of whiteness, the lack of stimulation to her senses as she faced what is tantamount to a form of solitary confinement. Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Felicity Aston's Alone in Antarctica becomes an inspirational saga of one woman's battle through fear and loneliness as she honestly confronts both the physical challenges of her adventure, as well as her own human vulnerabilities. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
G850 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston ; with a foreword by Joanna Lumley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword by Joanna Lumley
  • Prologue: Alone
  • Every step -- Paying attention -- LOO-JW -- Forty-six -- Life raft -- Bald-headed men -- Sundogs and haloes -- Skiing in the dark -- Getting out of the tent
  • Epilogue: Echoes and shades
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9781619023475
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014014413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Label
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice, Felicity Aston ; with a foreword by Joanna Lumley
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword by Joanna Lumley
  • Prologue: Alone
  • Every step -- Paying attention -- LOO-JW -- Forty-six -- Life raft -- Bald-headed men -- Sundogs and haloes -- Skiing in the dark -- Getting out of the tent
  • Epilogue: Echoes and shades
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9781619023475
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014014413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs

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