Polar Dream

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
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In April 1988, 50-year-old Helen Thayer became the first woman to ski solo to the magnetic North Pole, in a grueling, dangerous 27-day adventure during which she trekked 345 miles pulling a 160-pound sled, with a husky named Charlie as her only companion. Here is her enthralling account of this amazing journey. Four-color photographs.

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POLAR DREAM: The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman and Her Dog to the Pole

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Simple, appealing account of a woman's solo ski trek to the magnetic North Pole. Thayer's goal isn't the imaginary dot at the top of the globe that bedeviled Peary and Cook but, rather, the spot to ... Read full review

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User Review  - shawnd - LibraryThing

Read this while planning a polar trip. I was suprised at how well written it was for someone who was not a writer - and it didn't seem to be ghostwritten. Lots of drama, emotion. It lacked some sappy ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY
9
INTRODUCTION
11
CHARLIE
23
Copyright

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Thayer walked and skied for 27 days in the Arctic.

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