Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is proud to announce that on December 20th, accomplished British explorer Felicity Aston reached the South Pole. The Kaspersky ONE Transantarctic Expedition, which began at the Ross Ice Shelf on November 25, 2011.
Felicity has been wading through the snow all alone to get to the South Pole. Having crossed the Transantarctic Mountains, she decided to take a route through the Leverett Glacier that had never been skied before. After a short rest at the camp at the South Pole, she will continue on her way across the Polar Plateau to the Ronne Ice Shelf, the opposite coast of Antarctica.
Commenting on her arrival, Felicity said: “The South Pole isn’t my destination this time, it’s just a check point on my journey. But I’m nevertheless really happy to have reached it! I’ve made the journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole by myself, and this in itself will always be a personal achievement I can be proud of. So I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped this project become reality.”
Felicity’s 1700km journey across Antarctica will continue for over a month, to last in total about 60 days. With Kaspersky Lab’s support she will become the first woman in history to cross Antarctica alone.
Congratulating on Felicity on her arrival, Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “I’m so happy to congratulate Felicity on her arrival at the South Pole! Felicity is a great achiever and fighter. On her journey she has to overcome the threats of the Antarctic environment day after day. This is why we are proud to support Felicity! At Kaspersky Lab we also fight threats – in our case those in the digital environment, like cybercrime. We wish Felicity the best of luck on her onward journey.”
Felicity has already been to the South Pole: back in 2009 she led the Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition there from the coast of Antarctica. After this successful project, also supported by Kaspersky Lab, Felicity became a frequent guest at various Kaspersky Lab events around the world and came to be treated as a member of the team. That’s why Kaspersky Lab was happy to sponsor Felicity’s latest project: the courageous Kaspersky ONE Transantarctic Expedition.
More information about the Kaspersky ONE Transantarctic Expedition can be found at http://transantarctic.kaspersky.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kaspersky. View the video documenting Felicity’s preparation for her expedition at: http://youtu.be/xOYIq1V4woQ.