Felicity Aston becomes the first woman to ski alone across the Antarctic
According to Sports Illustrated, Aston not only crossed 1,084 miles (1,744 kilometers) from Leverett Glacier to the Hercules Inlet, but she arrived ahead of schedule. She said the most surprising thing about her journey was how emotional it was. "I'm not a particularly weepy person, and yet anyone who has been following my tweets can see me bursting into tears," she said in an interview with The Associated Press.
"When I saw the coastal mountains that marked my end point for the first time, I literally just stopped in my tracks and bawled my eyes out," she added. "All these days I thought there was no chance I was going to make it in time to make that last flight off Antarctica, and yet here I am with three days to spare."