Mountaineer Mollie Hughes has hailed ATAG for helping her become the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica.
In a fascinating webinar held for ATAG staff and installers, the 29-year-old adventurer revealed how she battled temperatures as low as -45 degrees, a whiteout that lasted eight days, and told of her joy at finally reaching the South Pole.
But Mollie’s expedition was nearly over before it had even begun, as she struggled to raise the funds for the 2019 trip.
She explained: “To afford to go on these trips I need sponsorship from companies, and it’s the hardest thing in the world. For Antarctica I spent around 18 months just writing to different companies to try and get them on board. I had some good meetings and some bad meetings, and made a bit of progress, but I still had a massive chunk of money I needed to get.”