Mac & Mac's Pick: Chilly Endurance

By WEEK Producer

January 24, 2012 Updated Jan 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM CDT

British adventurer Felicity Aston became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica yesterday, hauling two sleds for 59 days.

In just under two months, she covered 1,084 miles from her starting point on the Leverett Glacier to Hercules Inlet .

Aston also set another record: the first human to ski solo, across Antarctica, using only her own muscles.

Aston had modern technology in her favor: She kept family updated with two satellite phones to communicate with a support team, and a GPS device that reported her location.

Yesterday she said she was looking forward to a "very long, very hot shower."