Felicity Aston

Inspirational Polar Explorer

Former Arctic Scientist, Felicity Aston became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica in 2012, a journey of 1744km that took 59 days to complete. Her career began in 2000 at the age of 23, Aston spent 2 1/2 years in Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey monitoring climate change, leading exhibitions to remote and secluded locations. One of her many achievements being leading the largest and most international team of women ever to ski to the South Pole.

Aston is on the Council of the Royal Geographical Society and acting as an ambassador for two inspiring charities, The British Antarctic Monument Trust and Equal Adventure. She is also an ambassador for the First Women project. When not on expedition, Felicity has worked closely with a number of expedition-related organisations, sitting on the Council of the Young Explorers Trust and of British Exploring.

She has also had experience with TV when flying across North America co-presenting a BBC science documentary,Operation Cloud Lab: Secrets of the Skies as well as spending a month retracing the route of the 1898 Klondike Goldrush across the Yukon, co-presenting a documentary mini-series for BBC History.

To book Felicity Ashton as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Felicity is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership Speaker
  • Motivation: Finding it & Keeping it
  • Pioneering Mindset & Breakthroughs
  • Team Performance & Improvement
  • Resilience
  • Goal Setting & Setbacks
  • Risk vs Rewards
  • Global Environmental Change & Corporate Sustainability
  • Peak Performance

I would be very grateful if you could convey a huge ‘thank you’ to Felicity Aston from all at Brownhills School for attending our event yesterday evening. She was warm and approachable and her talk was very appropriate for our ceremony. Everyone left feeling inspired to grab life’s challenges, whatever they may be, with both hands.  You have been very patient and accommodating with us to organise Felicity’s visit. The evening went without a hitch and we will certainly use your service in the future.” – Diane, Brownhills School