McVities All Women’s Penguin Polar Relay In aid of St John’s Ambulance – 1996/7

The first step in her polar career, Rosie joined 19 other women in an audacious challenge to ski to the North Pole. Together with two female guides, they relayed across the Arctic Ocean.

Determination, resourcefulness and teamwork saw them overcome the arctic hazards and polar inexperience to become the first all-female team to reach the North Pole.

It was a much-publicised and popular 1st for Great Britain.