We are training to ski 1,130 Km from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole in November 2023. This journey will be unassisted and unsupported, pulling 80+ Kg pulks (supply sleds) in temperatures as low as -50c with possible wind speeds of over 60 mph in approximately 55 days. That’s more than 20 Km every day.

Conquering this route using mind and muscle power alone will be a World’s First, as this has never been achieved by an Emergency Services team before.

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), Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB).

As an all-female team of five: Georgina Gilbert, Rebecca Rowe, Nikki Upton, Emily Butler and Rebecca Hinchley – 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 £400,000 to support us with training, equipment, nutrition, technology and specialist technical support.

Once the funds for the expedition have been reached, we will divide further funds raised 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. If the expedition does not go ahead, any funds raised would be split equally between the two charities.


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


Pioneering survival technology that protects over 1 million lives every day.

Helly Hansen

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

Hello Nature

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

IG Fire Safety

Ignis Global Fire Safety are consultants operating in construction, fire, training and safety industries.

National Lottery Community Fund

Proud to award money raised by National Lottery players across the UK in the way of grants.


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

International Firefighter

Media Partners. International Firefighter Magazine is a leading global publication for municipal and international firefighters, and the fire and rescue industry.

Asia Pacific Fire

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

Weston Biltong

A UK based, family run award winning producer of Biltong, specialising in exciting flavours with an ethical conscience.

Use code FIREANGELS to recieve 10% off products!


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

Explorer Coffees

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


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


Women in the Fire Service – “Enabling and inspiring confident and successful women to build a more progressive Fire and Rescue Service.”

Ruddy Nice

Ruddy Nice are our Website Sponsors. They have expertise in Military Training and Simulation, Defense, Exhibitions, and Events.


Set up in 2016 to facilitate military engagement, and to provide the opportunity to educate the industry in a challenge lead approach.

Radio Comms

The UK’s leading independant communications supplier specialising in the design, commissioning, deployment and maintenence of wireless voice, video and data networks.

The Goodwash Company

A Welsh brand with a humble social conscience, who focus on quality products with the community in mind.

Sharman Designs

Paige Sharman is a unique designer; crafting quality hand-made products out of second-hand materials.

Elisabeth Sews

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

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