Lisa Blair

Spirit of Ad­ven­ture

Australian Geographic - - Your Society -

ON 25 JULY 2017, Lisa be­came the first woman to sail solo and unas­sisted around Antarc­tica. She em­barked on her epic 184-day ocean odyssey as the 2017 re­cip­i­ent of the $10,000 Aus­tralian Ge­o­graphic So­ci­ety Nancy Bird Wal­ton Spon­sor­ship, which sup­ports ground­break­ing projects led by women. The gutsy 32-year-old sur­vived huge waves, icy con­di­tions and a bro­ken mast in her quest to cir­cum­nav­i­gate the globe be­low 45 de­grees south. She spent two months in South Africa re­pair­ing her 15m yacht, Cli­mate

Ac­tion Now, be­fore suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing her at­tempt.

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