By Felicity Aston

May well YOU ski to the South Pole?

That was once the problem that British adventurer Felicity Aston positioned to girls from round the Commonwealth, as she got down to create the main overseas all-female day trip ever to the Pole. The group wouldn't be skilled explorers yet 'ordinary' girls who desired to encourage others to persist with their desires or make a transformation for the higher of their lives. She bought greater than 800 functions.

'What is skiing?' requested a person in Ghana.

At the shut of 2009, Felicity led a workforce from areas as various as Jamaica, India, Singapore and Cyprus – a few of whom had by no means even noticeable snow or spent the evening in a tent prior to becoming a member of the excursion – on one of many hardest trips at the planet.

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Closed, all closed. No one here,’ insisted the guard emphatically. He was an older man, overweight in a way that only men of a certain age can be, with a gloriously protruding belly. He wore open-toed sandals, crumpled trousers and a white vest under his blue shirt, despite the heat. It was clear that he had every intention of sending me away. ‘No,’ I said firmly, shaking my head. ’ I wasn’t sure how much English the guard understood but I hoped that the desperation I felt was clearly etched on my face.

Would other women be able to identify with them? Could I imagine living with them in a tent for six weeks? ) However, it had occurred to me that no matter how probing my questions, choosing a single candidate from each country on the basis of an interview would give me little idea of how all seven women would get along when they met. Instead, I’d decided to select two women from each country and to organise a training event in Norway during the coming spring. This would be a chance for me to see who worked well together in order to select the best group from among them.

I wrote to Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, and his reply was encouraging. ‘I commend you warmly for this exceptional initiative and the effort being made to enhance intercultural understanding and to raise awareness of the work and value of the modern Commonwealth,’ he wrote. As July turned into August, my only real problem was that I just didn’t have enough applications. There had been a steady trickle, but very few struck me as realistic possibilities. When I allowed myself to dwell on the issue I felt a brewing dread.

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