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Call of the White

Taking the World to the South Pole: Eight Women, One Unique Expedition

Author: Felicity Aston

Price: £9.99

Dimensions: 129 x 198mm

Number of pages: 320

ISBN: 9781849531344

Publication Date: 7th March 2011

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‘An uplifting and enthralling feat; I take my fur hat off to all those who answered this call of the white. An inspiring tale which will stir the hearts of women and men around the world’

Benedict Allen


Could YOU ski to the South Pole?

That was the challenge that British adventurer Felicity Aston put to women from around the Commonwealth, as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but ‘ordinary’ women who wanted to inspire others to follow their dreams or make a change for the better in their lives. She received more than 800 applications. ‘What is skiing?’ asked someone in Ghana.

At the close of 2009, Felicity led a team from places as diverse as Jamaica, India, Singapore and Cyprus – some of whom had never even seen snow or spent the night in a tent before joining the expedition – on one of the toughest journeys on the planet. 



Adventure Travel, June 2011

‘as soon as I got into the first chapter, I knew I was going to be so gripped I wouldn’t be able to put it down... The book follows the...

Information, 21st May 2011

‘gripping, real-life tale.’

Publishers Weekly, (USA) 27th February 2012

‘… author Felicity Aston describes how she led an expedition of “ordinary women” from all over the world – including some who had never seen snow – on one of...

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