‘POLAR EXPOSURE: THE WOMEN’S EURO-ARABIAN NORTH POLE EXPEDITION’
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (WITH IBG) LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday 22 April 2020 at Exeter Phoenix, Auditorium
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
Picture Credit: Felicity Aston
Facing extreme temperatures, a constantly shifting landscape and the threat from predatory polar bears, polar scientist turned explorer, Felicity Aston and a team of ten novices from across Europe and the Middle East ski across the frozen Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.
The expedition faced many physical challenges like temperatures down to -38°C and shifting pack ice, but the core purpose of the expedition was to foster greater dialogue and understanding between women from Western and Arabian cultures.
In addition, the expedition inspired many women to reach beyond the expectation of others to fulfil their own ultimate life ambitions.