Book review: Alone in Antarctica by Felicity Aston

Alone in Antarctica by Felicity Aston
Alone in Antarctica by Felicity Aston

The old saying that grit and determination pays off rings true when you read Felicity Aston’s book on Antarctica.

Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone, the first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman Felicity Aston became the third and unlike her predecessors, she didn’t use kites or parasails to help her.

The book tells her tale of enduring the harshest of climates and conditions as she battled to complete her Arctic adventure.

Fellow explorer Ranulph Fiennes sums up the book perfectly when he says: “Felicity’s story is full of captivating honesty about the fear and danger of Antarctic expeditions.’’

Alone in Antarctica by Felicity Aston, priced at £8.99, published by www.summersdale.com