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Episode 1 # Liv Arnesen: First woman to ski across Antarctica.

Liv and American polar explorer Ann Bancroft become the first women in history to sail and ski across Antarctica’s landmass — completing a 94-day, 1,717-mile (2,747 km) trek.

I am eager to discuss dreams with Liv, where they come from, how one mend the gap between an idea and the realization of a project and how expeditions can be a tool for improving the quality in people’s lives.

Liv have had to endure male screaming out “damn woman” as she overtakes them in the classic Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in Norway and when Liv and Ann pitched their 2001 Antarctic crossing expedition CEO’s have reproached them for not looking strong enough. The arguments against women presence in Antarctica leads back to 1900s with inability of the weaker sex to surviving the hostile conditions. Modern doubts circle around women threatening the male culture with cat-fighting and sexual promiscuity. It’s been a long struggle to prove that women can hold their own in polar regions why Liv and Ann’s traverse over the Antarctica continent in 2000/2001 was so important.

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