© London News Pictures. 27/10/11. Felicity Aston is a 33 year old explorer from Birchington, Kent in south-east England embarking on a 1700km, 70-day ski in order to become the first woman in the world to cross Antarctica alone. She will be starting her journey from the Ross Ice Shelf in mid-November 2011 and plans to reach the finish at Hercules Inlet by the end of January 2012. By completing the journey Felicity will also be the first British woman to traverse Antarctica via the South Pole. Picture credit should read Manu Palomeque/LNP

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