By Felicity Aston
May perhaps YOU ski to the South Pole?
That was once the problem that British adventurer Felicity Aston positioned to ladies from round the Commonwealth, as she got down to create the main overseas all-female excursion ever to the Pole. The group wouldn't be skilled explorers yet 'ordinary' ladies who desired to motivate others to stick to their desires or make a metamorphosis for the higher of their lives. She acquired greater than 800 functions.
'What is skiing?' requested somebody in Ghana.
At the shut of 2009, Felicity led a group from locations as assorted as Jamaica, India, Singapore and Cyprus – a few of whom had by no means even visible snow or spent the evening in a tent earlier than becoming a member of the day trip – on one of many hardest trips at the planet.
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Temple Row The exotic, cyclopean architecture of Xin-Shalast is nowhere more apparent than this stretch of temples built along the Golden Road, where it meets the mountain. Here were built the religious centers of Xin-Shalast in a plethora of styles, shapes, and materials, with only two things in common: multiple towers and prodigious dimensions. That the majority of these temples were dedicated to Karzoug speaks volumes to the mindset of his people, yet here and there stood cathedrals dedicated to the gods of Thassilon—Lissala, Minderhal, the Peacock Spirit, and even Desna.
Since then, the ice devil has periodically left Xin-Shalast to search for “entertainment” in Golarion, often spending hundreds 39 Rise of the Runelords One section of the Heptaric Locus is shown on the nearby map; the elite box shown serves as Gamigin’s main lair, so if he attacks the PCs and retreats, it’s to here he does so. This chamber is guarded at all times by a pair of dread wraiths allied with Gamigin. You can use the section of the Heptaric Locus as a guide for generating additional maps for this large building as necessary.
Actually climbing this expanse of steps can require mountain climbing gear and take days to complete even in good weather. Unlike the rest of Xin-Shalast, those mighty towers outside the occlusion field have not fared well over the years. Many have collapsed and tumbled down the mountain, taking those below with them, and many more are unstable, so climbers who plan on sheltering in these structures might be in for a rude surprise as one shifts and begins to slide down around them, out into open space, for a very long freefall.