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Felicity Aston Arrives at South Pole

Skier halfway in Antarctic crossing

British adventurer Felicity Aston on Tuesday reached at the South Pole, 30 days after setting out from the Antarctic coast on skis. Aston plans to rest briefly at the South Pole Research station, then continue across the continent through January. She is hoping to become the first person ever to cross Antarctica alone and on skis. "The mental pressure of being out here alone has really taken me by quite by surprise," she said by satellite phone on Tuesday. "[W]hen that plane dropped me off on the far side of Antarctica, it makes you feel extremely vulnerable.

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