The Ice Maiden team, all women soldiers serving in the British Army or Army Reserve, have made history by becoming the first all-female team to use muscle power alone to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. Unsupported, and with only two resupply points along the route, they carried all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time. The team took 61 days on the ice and finally crossed the finish line on the 19 Jan 2018.
BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark this historic crossing to be released on the 1 February 2018.
The cover bears an image of the expedition with its route marked in red. A special handstamp, BFPS 3213 featuring a silhouette of an “Ice Maiden”, will be used to cancel a personalised Smiler® stamp which bears an image of the Ice Maiden team at the South Pole. An information insert will be included and this and the cover will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark this historic expedition.
The covers and stamp sheets may be ordered by mail order post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC‘) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN KY9 1AX.