Sue Stockdale

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Woman wearing a large red winter coat and matching trousers with skis over her right shoulder. A light dusting of snow on the ground and bushes in the background..
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman (UK) to ski to the Magnetic North Pole

December 2010, Badbury Clump, Oxfordshire

b.1966, Edinburgh

A polar adventurer and athlete, Stockdale became the first British woman to ski to the magnetic North Pole in 1996 when she was 29 years old. The trek rook 30 days in -40 degrees centigrade temperatures. James Clark Ross was the first person to locate the magnetic North Pole in 1831. Only a handful of women have ever made it there.

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