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Felicity Aston made final preparations for her trek while in Chile earlier this month. "This is my first solo expedition, the first time I will have spent this length of time without company. It's part of the challenge of the expedition, to see how I'll cope with it," she said. (Kaspersky One Trans-Antartic Expedition via Associated Press)

Felicity Aston made final preparations for her trek while in Chile earlier this month. "This is my first solo expedition, the first time I will have spent this length of time without company. It's part of the challenge of the expedition, to see how I'll cope with it," she said. (Kaspersky One Trans-Antartic Expedition via Associated Press)

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