Felicity Aston MBE

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A close up of a woman's face with a fur hood covering all of her face apart from her eyes, nose and mouth.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to ski solo across Antarctica

December 2012 At home in Kent

b.1977, Kent

British polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE is an expedition leader and former Antarctic scientist. In 2012, aged 34, she became the first woman and first Briton to ski alone across Antarctica, travelling 1744 km in 59 days. Felicity also led the first British all-female team to cross Greenland in 2006. Felicity Aston is a First Women UK Ambassador.

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