What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman Felicity Aston became the third. Unlike her predecessors, she didn't use kites or parasails to assist her. Within days, frozen into her facemask and reflecting on what had drawn her to such a place, she was battling desperate weather as she towed her heavy sledges. Every morning she wakes believing she cannot face another day as the expedition becomes a race against time to reach the coast before the last flight out. This gripping and inspirational account of personal endurance shows what you can achieve when you grit your teeth and decide just to get through today in one piece.
The RSGS Glasgow Group was established in 1884; Henry Morton Stanley gave the first public talk, entitled The Congo.
There are now 12 RSGS Inspiring People talks in Glasgow each year.
Six of the talks are given on Wednesday evenings, and in the 2017-18 winters season these will be held at Waterstones on Sauchiehall St.
Six of these talks are given on Thursday afternoons, and in the 2017-18 season these will be held at the Renfield Centre.
For further information about this or any of the RSGS events or to book your place at the event please contact RSGS directly on
01738 455 050
Or the Glasgow group on
Tel: 01738 455050
Further details: 01738 455050