Felicity Aston MBE

Felicity Aston MBE

“Truly remarkable” – HM King Charles III

Felicity Aston MBE is a British polar explorer, climate scientist, expedition leader, keynote speaker, and record breaker.

She is the only woman in the world to have skied across Antarctica alone, and was the first person ever to have traversed the continent using just muscle power.

Felicity has spent over two decades undertaking challenging expeditions in some of the world’s most extreme and hostile environments. She has organised and led several ground-breaking expeditions, including instigating and leading the Greenland expedition becoming the first British women’s team to cross the Greenland ice sheet.

Felicity Aston was appointed an MBE by the late Queen Elizabeth for services to exploration, Her Majesty also awarded her with the Polar Medal (Arctic and Antarctic). Felicity is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, The Explorers Club in New York, and is a member of the Society of Women Geographers.

Felicity Aston is passionate about diversity, reducing gender and data gaps, and has reshaped scientific understanding of these inhospitable environments.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book polar explorer and scientist Felicity Aston MBE for your next event.

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Felicity delivered perfectly and attendees loved it.

Your messages truly resonated with our audience and their level of engagement was clearly illustrated by the number of questions asked.
Goldman Sachs 

You told a truly remarkable story, in an incredibly personal and accessible way – a true inspiration to all of us. I’ve already received a number of praises for your performance…the delegates were captivated.
BAE Systems

The speech was entertaining, inspiring, it was a very good motivational speech for our audit team, people in the audience were captivated.

I have been in banking now for over 25 years, and have seen many styles and techniques in management, but I can say that I now have a few new thoughts to add to the mix, so thank you.
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Your presentation was perfection; honest and thought-provoking.
Sir Ranulph Feinnes 

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