Thursday, January 12, 2012
Liv Arnesen & Ann Bancroft
In 1994, Norwegian college professor and coach Liv Arnesen (left), at the age of forty-one, made international headlines by becoming the first woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole -- a 50-day expedition of 745 miles. Six years later, Arnesen was joined by U.S. polar explorer Ann Bancroft (right) to sail and ski across Antarctica’s entire landmass, this time completing the 1,717-mile trek in 94 bitterly cold days. Golly! Wonder how they did all that without any help from a man?