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Clare, Mike and Yasu spent their first night in their tents. In the image, Clare during training in Iqaluit.
courtesy Mike O Shea
Clare: "I am always pretty determined / motivated - so much preparation, time and energy go into this sort of expedition."
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In the image, Clare O Leary and Mike O Shea yesterday in Resolute Bay.
courtesy Irish North Pole 2012

ExWeb interview with Clare O'Leary: flying the female flag among 15 men

Posted: Feb 29, 2012 04:42 pm EST

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(Correne Coetzer) Following the busy South Pole season, the full North Pole ski route will also be exceptionally busy this year, and again gender biased. But being the only woman among 15 men doesn’t bother Clare O’Leary at all, says this Irish Everest summiteer and South Pole skier to ExplorersWeb from Resolute Bay. She and Mike O’Shea team up this year. Clare’s previous two attempts were thwarted by a team mate’s frostbite and bad weather. She tells ExplorersWeb about being back for another attempt, how she...

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