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Antarctic Peninsula
Kindly contributed by Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica. Her inspirational saga, captured in her new memoir Alone in Antarctica, takes us deep into the polar climate where the daring explorer meditates on human vulnerability, struggle and the kind of aloneness we rarely feel in today's Information Age.
  My first proper job at the age of 23 was as a meteorologist on a British scientific research station on the Antarctic Peninsula. Responsible for monitoring climate and Ozone, one of my regular tasks was to measure the accumulation of snow using an array of stakes that had been established a short distance from the base.