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Mother returns from Polar attempt
Rosie Stancer
Rosie Stancer trekked 326 miles on the Artic ice
A woman who was forced to abandon her solo trek to the North Pole due to deteriorating ice conditions has returned home after 84 days.

Rosie Stancer, 47, of Tollesbury, Essex, was just 89 miles short of her target when she decided to end her expedition on Monday.

Mrs Stancer made a bid to become the first woman to trek solo to the Pole.

But she has created a record for travelling further than any other solo female expedition to the North Pole.

Ice-cap adventures

Pilots who went to re-supply her on Monday evening were concerned about not being able to find a landing strip in the future due to worsening ice conditions.

It was then Mrs Stancer decided to abandon her trek, a statement from the sponsors of the expedition said.

During the 326-mile journey on the Arctic ice the adventurer faced temperatures as low as -55 C and a frostbitten foot.

Mrs Stancer began ice-cap journeys in 1997 and since then she has trekked twice to the South Pole.

She was part of an all-woman unguided expedition in 2000 and in 2004 she trekked solo and unsupported to the South Pole.

Rosie Stancer is consulting her six-year-old son before considering another Pole trek


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