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Catherine worked as a stage manager and for the BBC’s Blue Peter television programme. Joining the South Pole Millennium Expedition, Catherine completed the expedition in January 2000 despite frostbite, and she and fellow team-mate Fiona Thornewill became the first women to walk to the South Pole. Following this, Catherine joined the 2001 North Pole expedition planned by Mike and Fiona Thornewill, and after successfully completing the expedition becoming the first British women to have reached both Poles on foot. She has just successfully published her book, “To The Poles Without A Beard”.

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