We are training to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica in November 2023. Together we will cover 1,900 Km, pulling 85 Kg pulks (supply sleds) in temperatures as low as -50 and in wind speeds of over 60 mph in approximately 70 days. That’s around 27 Km every day.

Conquering this route using mind and muscle power alone will be a World Record, as the team would be the first all female emergency services team to achieve this.

Join us on our journey to eradicate gender stereotypes and to increase awareness of the impact of poor mental health.

We are preparing to face one of the harshest environments in the world to give you full insight of who we are as ordinary women – who are capable of doing extraordinary things. As firefighters, we are often portrayed as strong individuals who are resistant to tragedy, and able to cope and to continue at any cost.
This isn’t true.

Mental health affects firefighters. Gender stereotyping affects prospective firefighters. Both can affect us all.


We can’t face this alone. Together we can.

The team

We are firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB).

As an all-female team of five: Nakita Ross, Alison Kibblewhite, Rebecca Rowe, Nikki Upton and Georgina Gilbert – we’re going on an expedition to empower women and tackle the stigma around mental health.

We will be sharing with you why this expedition matters so much to us all.


To make this incredible expedition happen, we need to raise £500,000 to support us with training, equipment, nutrition, technology and specialist technical support.

Once the funds for the expedition have been reached, we will divide profits made between two key charities;

  • The Firefighters Charity
  • The Harlequins Foundation

Your help will enable us to make our vision a reality and assist people in emergency services that are living with trauma and injury.

We appreciate your support and are so thankful for your donation.


We can’t do this without you. Be part of our journey. 

The Fire Fighters Charity provides confidential, personalised support to the entire fire services community. They deliver mental health, physical health and social wellbeing services at their centres, remotely, online and in communities around the UK. Championing the health and wellbeing of all those they support, with the aim to ensure their beneficiaries can live well, for life. The charity supports all fire and rescue service personnel, whatever their role.

The Harlequins Foundation is the embodiment of the Club’s belief to put their communities at the heart of everything they do. As the charitable arm of Harlequins RC, their focus is on inspirational, sustainable and transformative solutions that tackle inequality, poor health and the challenges facing the most vulnerable in society using education, skills development and entrepreneurship. 

sponsors & Funding


The National Lottery Community Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their community. They are proud to award money raised by National Lottery players across the UK.

Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen are proud providers of more than 150 years on innovation, creating gear that is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains & worksites.


Media Partners. UK Fire is a quarterly journal specific to the UK Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting.


Media Partners. Asia Pacific Fire is the only quarterly journal for the Asia Pacific Fire protection, fire service and emergency management communities.


Media Partners. International Firefighter magazine is the leading global publication for municipal and industrial firefighters, and the fire and rescue industry.


A UK based, family run award winning producer of Biltong, specilising in a range of exciting flavours created with an ethical conscience.

Use code FIREANGELS to receive 10% off products!


An individual purveyor of coffees and coffee products, Explorer Coffees is a Veteran Owned business with a strong military ethic.


The GoodWash Company are a Welsh brand with a humble social conscience. They focus on quality products whilst having the community at the heart of everything they do.


Radiocoms Systems Limited is a mature communications company of some 40 years and is now the UK’s leading independent communications supplier specialising in the design, commissioning, deployment, and maintenance of wireless voice, video and data networks.


Pax specialise in quality bags and interpret their position as a responsible role model for quality products.


A military inspired UK based company offering personalised KitTags. Prominent supporters of Emergency Services and Armed Forces.


Ruddy Nice are our website sponsors. They have expertise in Military Training and Simulation, Defence, Exhibitions and Events…


Supported Charity for #DSET2021. DSET was set up in 2016 to facilitate military to military engagement; and to give military the opportunity to educate industry in a challenge lead approach.


With Hello Nature you can find equipment & accessories that are necessary for your own adventures and outdoor experiences.


Elisabeth is a unique designer of handmade keepsake bears created out of fabric that is of significance to her clients.

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