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British adventurer Felicity Aston skis across Iceland during a pre-expedition training trip. Ms. Aston plans to ski by herself across Antarctica. If she manages to complete this journey of more than 1,000 miles in late January, she'll become the first person to cross Antarctica alone under her own power. (Kaspersky One Trans-Antartic Expedition via Associated Press)

British adventurer Felicity Aston skis across Iceland during a pre-expedition training trip. Ms. Aston plans to ski by herself across Antarctica. If she manages to complete this journey of more than 1,000 miles in late January, she'll become the first person to cross Antarctica alone under her own power. (Kaspersky One Trans-Antartic Expedition via Associated Press)

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