One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions.

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John Penny
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Claire Furinski
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Sandy
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Sarah Kemp
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Based on the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen who contracted breast cancer during her one year outpost at the South Pole. Just as winter approached and everything is on lock down for 8 months with no flights available in and out of the Amundsen-Scott station, Dr Nielsen had to find a way to treat herself whilst enduring harsh weather conditions and limited medical resources. Written by mahajanssen

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After her arrival, while walking to the compound, The luggage Dr. Nielsen carries, has a layer of snow sticking at the bottom. A few shots later, the snow is completely gone. See more »

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A Woman's Survival At The South Pole
13 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

ICE BOUND (2003) ***1/2 Dr. Jerry Neilson is a physician who heads to the South Pole (Antarctica) to medicate any of the workers there who get injured. Upon arriving, she has to adjust to the interpersonal work setting before her and living in close proximity to the researchers (limiting personal time for herself). As she adjusts to the new surreal environment in which she has entered, she discovers and informs her fellow group that she has breast cancer, and that she may die if she doesn't get appropriate treatment from the United States. Another problem is, a plane only travels to Antarctica once every year to take people home. As she waits to depart, she finds comfort in her newfound friends, and hope through their willingness to help her.


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