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date: 14 October 2019

Aston, Felicity Ann Dawn free

MBE 2015

Born Sevenoaks 7 Oct. 1977; d of Richard Aston and Jacqueline Aston; m 2015, Gísli Jónsson

polar explorer, author and speaker, since 2005

Education

Tonbridge Grammar Sch. for Girls; University Coll. London (BSc Phys and Astronomy 1999); Univ. of Reading (MSc Applied Meteorol. 2000)

Career

Sen. Meteorologist, British Antarctic Survey, 2000–03; Expedition Officer, British Schs Exploring Soc., 2003–04; Team Mem., Pink Lady Polecats Polar Challenge, 2005; Expedition Leader: Yippee! Timberland Expedition, 2005; Arctic Foxes Greenland Quest, 2006; Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition, 2009; Kaspersky One Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 2011; Pole of Cold Expedition, 2013; polar guide and instructor, Wettlauf Zum Südpol, 2010; expedition guide and lecturer: 50 Let Pobedy (icebreaker), 2015; Sea Spirit, 2016. Presenter: Operation Cloud Lab: Secrets of the Skies, BBC TV, 2013; Operation Gold Rush, BBC TV, 2016. FRGS 2014; Fellow, Wings World Quest, 2014. Hon Dr Canterbury Christ Church, 2015. Polar Medal, 2014

Publications

Call of the White: taking the world to the South Pole, 2011; Alone in Antarctica, 2013; Chasing Winter: a journey to the Pole of Cold, 2014

Recreations

scouring maps for any unexplored fringes, plotting new adventures

Address

c/o United Agents, 12–26 Lexington Street W1F 0LE

07809 626107

felicity@felicityaston.com

Clubs

Explorers (New York)