Up to 50% of this funding (raised from this gofundme page) will go toward an adventure grant for females conducting unique challenges. I have already given the first grant which will be announced in the next few months. I am aiming to give out a yearly grant for women of all ages pushing their boundaries.
The remaining funds will go toward my next expedition. I used part of this funding for my expedition last year to make it to the South Pole, thank you so much for all of your donations. I am now going back with the aim to do a solo and unsupported (inland) crossing of Antarctica, my aim is to become the first female to complete the crossing solo and unsupported.
This involves me travelling over 1000 miles, pulling a sledge with all of my kit, battling temperatures of -50c and wind speeds of up to 60mph. This journey will take approximately 75 days.
Three years ago, I did not know much about Antarctica and that is what inspired me to go there. Hopefully doing something that pushed me so far out of my comfort zone would inspire others to believe in themselves and push their boundaries. After 40 days alone on the ice, I completed my 700 mile journey to the South Pole on 3 Jan 22, this was phase one of my expedition. I am now training for phase two.
Antarctica is the coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent on Earth. Nobody lives there permanently. When I reached the South Pole earlier this year, I said on my blog post ‘I don’t want to just break the glass ceiling, I want to smash it into a million pieces.’ I was told no on so many occasions, called stubborn or rebellious because I wanted to do things that were out of the norm and push my boundaries. I want to encourage others to push their boundaries, it is amazing how much your world opens up when you start to do so. No boundary or barrier is too small and I want to continue to smash that glass ceiling.
I became the first woman of colour to do a solo expedition in Antarctica this year. There are still only a few female adventurers that have completed a solo, unsupported trek in Antarctica. Lets continue to make history.
“Nothing is impossible” I’ve always had this idea that I can achieve something great, something that allows me to be a role model. I want my 10 year old niece to grow up without boundaries, knowing the possibilities of what you can achieve in life are endless.
This journey aims to inspire future generations in achieving whatever they desire and pushing boundaries
The cost of the expedition is quite expensive but includes training, medical cover and all logistics.