Nat Taylor is one sixth of the formidable ‘IceMaidens’ team who took on an incredible 1,700-mile expedition, skiing coast-to-coast across Antarctica using muscle power alone.
The ‘Ice Maidens’ mission was intended to be a formidable challenge that would inspire women of all ages and abilities to take part and do something they wouldn’t normally be doing, or even think was possible. They collected data on female endurance in extreme environments and demonstrated that women have the mental strength and physical endurance to operate in the most hostile environment on earth.
The ‘Ice Maidens’ set off on 21st November 2017 for an incredible feat that would see the soldiers led by Nat and Nics, endure 62 days on the ice – navigating crevasse fields while pulling sledges weighing up to 72kg and travelling up to 43km a day, all whilst battling temperatures as low as -50 degrees.
Using her experience as an explorer and renowned endurance adventure racer, Nat has pushed her body to its limits on many an occasion, and fully understands what it takes, both physically and mentally to take control, carry on and push through in extreme and stressful situations. This is even more prevalent in Nat’s ‘day job’ as a Regimental Medical Officer and Academic General Practitioner in the British Army; having previously served in Germany, Estonia, Oman and Helmand Province, Afghanistan.