'The literature of adventure is uncommonly blessed with stylish writing...' Washington Post Will Steger and Paul Schurke led an international team on one of the most spectacular adventures of our time: to reach the North Pole without re-supply, a feat never achieved since Robert Peary's historic journey in 1909. There would be no airlifts with rested dogs, no new equipment, no extra fuel, no extra food. By the end of Day One they had moved only one and a half miles. After fifty-five days six team members had completed the journey, including the first woman ever to reach the pole. This thrilling story of daring, courage and commitment vividly recounts their difficulties and victories.
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Paul Schurke, entrepreneur, educator, and co-founder of Wilderness Inquiry, operates Wintergreen, a resort offering lodge-based dogsledding vacations near Ely, Minnesota.From School Library Journal:
YA Technological advances may have made for a shrinking planet, and once- inaccessible places are no longer as re mote as they used to be, but the North Pole still retains its allure. In 1986, the Steger International Polar Expedition, comprised of seven men and one wom an, started for the pole with 3 tons of supplies, pulled by dogsled and human muscle; 55 days later, they reached the North Pole. North to the Pole is the story of not only those 55 days, but also of the planning and preparation that went into the expedition. It is also the story of the expedition members them selves and of the spirit and will power that drives people onward over terrain so treacherous that an entire day's march could cover as little as one and a half miles. That the spirit of adventure and human determination are alive and well is the message of this book. In the face of that, it seems almost superflu ous to say also that North to the Pole is a well-written and well-paced book, as entertaining as it is informative. Karl Penny, Houston Public Library
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Book Description Charnwood Pub, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0708986269
Book Description Charnwood. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0708986269 , EX SCHOOL/LIBRARY BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # HHH0015173