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It had been proved impossible, but on 27th December 2013, Maria Leijerstam from Great Britain became the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole. For four years, Maria fought against every obstacle possible. How was she going to fund this mission? What was the best cycle for the job? And would this ordinary woman be fit and strong enough fulfill her dream, esp ...more
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Published November 5th 2017 by Profile Publishing
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Denise Forrest
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The incredibly inspiring story of one woman’s determination to be the first person to cycle to the South Pole.

Even if you’re not familiar with the geographical features or the technical side of cycling/camping/surviving in Arctic conditions, Maria describes it in enough detail to enable you to accompany her on the journey.

Maria is so down to earth that she can make you believe that she is just an ordinary woman and that with determination and ambition, you could do what she has done... and then
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Retha Esterhuizen
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Felt like I was cycling with Maria.
Christopher Teague
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well worth reading account of quite a monumental feat; just goes to show that anything is possible if you have enough strength and support.
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I raced through this book faster than Maria raced to the South Pole! I really enjoyed the story and this book was much easier to read than some point others I've read recently.
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Maria Leijerstam became the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent on December 27, 2013. At the same time, she achieved a second world record for the fastest human powered coast to South Pole traverse, completing her journey in 10 days, 14 hours and 56 minutes. Maria spent four years planning, training and preparing for this double world recor ...more

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