'Ice Maiden' team aim to break ski record



Six women from the British army are attempting to become the first all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica.
The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on Monday, pulling an 80kg sledge behind them.
The journey is expected to last between 75 and 90 days, with winds of up to 60mph and temperatures as low as -40C.
Lt Jenni Stephenson said she hoped the trip would "inspire and encourage" other women.
The team was chosen from 250 applicants, with the only requirements being that they were female and serving in the Army as a regular or reservist.
They were then... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 48
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