We first spoke with Wendy for the Tough Girl Podcast in August 2019, when she shared more about her life and dreams of skiing to the South Pole.
In January 2020, Wendy completed that goal!
Wendy became the 7th woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported, she was the 4th fastest and completed the challenge in 42 days, 16hrs, and 23mins, she took no rest days, had no showers, and skied 720 miles in total.
The condition were brutal and hard, with temperatures dropping to -35. This was a journey 5 years in the making and shows what hard work, commitment and focus can achieve.
Listen to Wendy on the Tough Girl Podcast Extra as she shares more about this extraordinary challenge.
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Wendy introduces herself
5 years of her life
Paying the final bill in USD
The final 2 weeks before the trip
Getting Christmas all sorted in October
Getting the plane over to Antarctica
Getting to the start line
Going after the speed record
Women supporting women
86kg of sled weight
The focus you need to have every single day
The routines and the consistent while out on the ice
Dealing with a snowstorm on day 3
Meeting Mollie Hughes on the ice!
The mental challenge of the expedition
Not wanting to get out of the tent in the morning
Dealing with the isolation in such an extreme environment
Feeling all the support from home
Missing her children
Counting down the days
Doing a power pose to the sun every morning
Realising that the record wouldn’t be broken
Giving everything, every single day
Seeing the South Pole for the first time
Listening to audio books
Skiing into the South Pole
knowing that she has changed from the experience
Overcoming self doubt
The joy of sitting in a chair
Working on the legacy of the expedition
Not being a big completed finisher
Quick Fire Questions