Resilient Thinking

Hypothermia happens when the body gets too cold. As the core temperature drops – even by a fractional amount – the body begins shutting down, and if the

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cooling continues, it can be fatal. One of the first signs that someone may be slipping into hypothermia is that they start behaving strangely. They might become uncharacteristically quiet, wear a jacket they don’t normally need, be incoherent, or clumbsy in their movements. I have heard several stories of people with severe hypothermia believing that they are too hot and removing clothing even though their life may depend on doing the exact opposite.

What scares me about this, is that it is never the person affected who notices the changes in their behaviour. It is those travelling with them that detect the signs. During this expedition I will be alone and so there is nobody with me to pick up on the fact that I am behaving strangely or making inappropriate decisions. What happens if, through hypothermia, exhaustion or general disorientation, I can no longer rely on my own brain to make reasonable, considered choices? How will I know if I am making a decision for the right reasons?

I feel that this is one of the biggest differences between setting out on an expedition alone, rather than with a team. I have to make a conscious effort to examine every decision I make to reassure myself that I am remaining objective. Dr Pack has given me a system for analysing decisions I make by breaking down the process to reveal the driving emotions behind each choice made. This is called resilient thinking. For example, if one day I decide after 8 hours skiing to make a detour from my route that will, I believe, save me some time and distance I could analyse this choice by asking myself some

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questions. Why am I making this decision now? How am I feeling? Bored, scared, tired? Is this decision something I’ve been considering for a while or is it driven by the fact that I’m tired after 8 hours of skiing and changing my route would provide a welcome novelty to alleviate the monotony of the day? This kind of thinking can be applied to decisions big and small, and with some practise I hope it will become a quick and easy way to check up on myself.

Transantarctic Expedition Week 7

With less than two weeks to go, Felicity is rapidly approaching the end of her remarkable journey. Changeable weather, chronic tiredness and cold extremities have challenged the last leg of the expedition but her determination continues to push her forward. She hopes to reach the coast within 9 days, at which point she will officially become the first woman to traverse Antarctica alone. Don’t forget to show your support via Twitter or

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By the end of the expedition I will have spent about 60-70 days on my own in the featureless landscape of Antarctica. Coping with the mental stress louboutin outlet uk of being alone for this length of time and dealing with the monotony of both my daily routine and the landscape I am skiing across is key to the success of the expedition. It also presents an opportunity to learn something about the mental processes that enable self-discipline, perseverance, motivation and, ultimately, achievement when under pressure.

In preparation for the expedition, I worked louboutin outlet with Dr Stephen Pack, a Senior Lecturer / Researcher at the University of Hertfordshire specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is an expert in the use of psychological skills by sport performers, the implementation of psychological skills training, and the use of counselling skills in sport and exercise psychology. Dr Pack taught me some tools and

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Using language as an indicator of mental process,outlet Dr Pack is looking closely at the podcasts recorded during my expedition to chart my mental journey through my use of language. Combined with pre and post expedition sessions, he hopes to use this information to contribute to his main research interest which lies in perceptions of stress and coping, and the link between physical activity and psychological well-being, particularly in the natural environment. Ultimately it is hoped that my journey might provide some insight into the influence of physical activity on mental well-being and on what

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Transantarctic Expedition Weeks 3 – 6

Following two days of rest at the South Pole Station, Felicity continued her journey on the 23rd of December. Christmas Eve brought

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Over the following few days, Felicity made great progress and appreciated the warmth that skiing directly towards the sun brought. Towards the end of December, the bad weather caught up with her and the rough ground and massive sastrugi (surface irregularities formed by wind erosion) made for a difficult New Year!

As one can well imagine, the solitude and physical exertion gradually became more of a challenge as Felicity approached her 6th week on the ice, although clear weather and beautiful views of the Thiel Mountains in the distance helped to push her forward.

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South Pole

It is confusing that there are several different South Poles (the magnetic south pole, the geomagnetic south pole, the southern pole of inaccessibility etc) but the one most commonly referred to as THE south pole, is the Geographic South Pole. This is the southernmost point on the globe, the point around which the Earth spins and the place first reached by Scott and Amundsen

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In front of the Amundsen-Scott station is a silver sphere on a red and white striped barbers pole a few feet high, surrounded by the flags of

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This will be my third arrival at the South Pole but each time it has been under very different circumstances and had a totally different significance. It still feels very bizarre to be standing at the very bottom of our planet.

Felicity Reaches the South Pole!


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Felicity finally arrived at the geographic South Pole earlier this week. Although not her final destination, getting to this point is still a personal achievement and will allow her to stock up on much-needed supplies and rest before the next leg of her long journey.

Congratulations Felicity!


If you took your mobile phone with you to Antarctica you wouldn’t be able to get a signal because there are no networks in Antarctica – no Television signals and, apart from BBC World Service and the Christian Network which is just about audible on Long Wave, no radio signal either. Instead I communicate using satellite phones. Satellite phones work in exactly the same way as mobile phones except that the network is not operated from masts on Earth but from satellites in space. I use a satellite phone to make a call once a day to the logistical operators ALE (Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions) to tell them my position. If they don’t hear from me in a 24-hour period they will send a plane to the last position I reported and look for me. When (and if) they find me, I will be going home regardless of whether the lack of communication was due to a genuine emergency, a communications failure or an error on my part – it doesn’t matter, the expedition is over.

With so much time, energy and funds invested in the expedition, it is vital that my communications equipment works reliably in order to avoid an unnecessary end to my expedition as much as for my safety. For this reason I carry

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I get very excited by new technology, particularly by new ways of communicating, but just because we CAN, doesn’t mean we HAVE to. I’ve carried satellite telephones on all my previous expeditions which means that, technically, I could have called anyone in the world any time I wanted. I could have rung home every single day if I’d wanted to – but the truth was I didn’t want to. It is really hard to be transported from your tent in Antarctica back to the warmth and comfort of home – but only for a few short minutes while the call lasts. One second you are surrounded by your family, laughing and joking and the next, the instant the call is disconnected, you are alone again and somehow feel further from home than ever.

I speak to ALE once a day to report my position and every third day I ring my home support team to pass messages and speak to journalists or schools. Apart from that I can send (but not receive) tweets and record a podcast daily. This will be my contact with the world for three short months – and I have to say, it’s a unique experience!

Transantarctic Expedition – Week Two

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This was a frustrating setback for our intrepid explorer. However, the fact that she now has over 4,000 followers on Twitter helped to raise her spirits. Felicity was able to set off again on Tuesday, and had a fantastic day of travel. She came within 200 nautical miles of the South Pole, and kept on going. Spending a whole day skiing through a white haze on Thursday was disorientating and surreal. She crossed into the 87th degree, which the Americans call the ‘Sastrugi National Park’. As Felicity points out, this is very apt as the sastrugi are huge and everywhere. A sastrugi is a long wavelike ridge of snow, sculpted by strong Antarctic winds. Check out Felicity’s Twitter page to see some amazing photos of this landscape.


It is perhaps ironic that the key to keeping warm in Antarctica is keeping cool. If I wore one big warm jacket, as soon as I start skiing I’d quickly get too hot and start sweating. Sweat is dangerous at cold temperatures because as soon as I stop skiing, the moisture would make

me cool down even quicker than usual and I could be more susceptible to cold injuries or hypothermia (which is when the body gets dangerously cold).

By wearing lots of layers, I can better regulate my temperature so that I stay warm but don’t overheat. It is perhaps surprising that I usually only need three layers – a thin thermal, a mid-weight fleece and a windproof jacket – but if the wind drops and the sun shines, I can often get away with just two.

The choice of outdoor clothing often comes down to personal preference and I have become quite picky! I like using merino wool thermals that are long in the body (so they don’t untuck themselves from my leggings when I stretch), have a zip at the neck (so I can vent if I get hot) and thumb loops in the sleeves (so that my wrists stay warm).

The choice of jacket is pretty crucial too – it has to be windproof and breathable but it also needs to be long (so that it protects my bum from the wind!) and have a big hood that will protect my face. When travelling in the Arctic I learnt the benefit of sewing a strip of fur around the edge of my jacket hood like the Inuit. The fur trim creates a little micro-climate around my face, away from the harsh polar wind. For this trip I have the warmest-looking ruff that I have ever seen –I was given it a few years ago and have been saving it for a special occasion!

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