On Monday, January 23, 2012, Felicity Aston became the first women to successfully ski across Antarctica solo. She was also the first person to ski solo across the continent using only using muscle power (i.e. no kites or machines used to help).
Felicity Aston's journey across
Antarctica began on November 25, 2012 from Leverett Glacier with her
pulling two sledges. By the time her journey ended on January 23, 2012
at the Hercules Inlet, she had skied 1,744 kilometers in 59 days. Her
only assistance was prearranged drops of supplies at the South Pole and
on the way between the pole and Hercules Inlet. The supply drops
allowed her to have to pull less.