Kate Marsden Expedition

Winner of the Polartec Challenge 2007 and supported by the National Geographic Expeditions Council, Felicity and National Geographic journalist, Bernice Notenboom, travelled to the Siberian republic of Sakha in the far north-east of Russia. Following the route of a British nurse, Kate Marsden, who travelled to Sakha in 1891 to search for a medicinal herb, Felicity and Bernice skied over 120km on the frozen Vilyuy River, camping on the river ice and staying in riverside huts used by local fishermen. Marsden is a national hero in Sakha and by meeting with local historians, scientists, traditional Sarkhan healers and shamans Felicity and Bernice were able to unravel many of the mysteries that surround her story.

 Geographical Magazine: Searching for a Miracle by Felicity Aston

Geographical Magazine: Searching for a Miracle by Felicity Aston

 

Read the article that Felicity wrote about the expedition for Geographical Magazine by clicking on the image (left).