Bad Weather Slows Female Explorer's Solo South Pole Trek
High winds and poor visibility have slowed a British explorer's bid
to become the first woman to cross Antarctica alone, but improving
conditions are boosting the 33-year-old's hopes of reaching her
destination within two weeks.
"I was really pleased to wake up
this morning and find that that the weather has drastically improved,"
Felicity Aston said in a podcast posted at on Tuesday night.
"The winds have dropped a bit and I could actually see something so
there was some visibility. I could see the horizon and there was some
surface contrast as well so I set off pretty quick. It's been a great