A first-person account of the 1986 dogsled expedition to the North Pole, the first to reach the North Pole without resupply since Robert E. Peary in 1909.
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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 Nairi. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust jacket missing. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Text is clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 1312968289
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Book Description (New York: Times Books) , (1987)., NY, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 0 Polar Exploration; North POLE; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Orig. Silver-lettered red cloth spine & pictorial white bds. , d/j (slight adhesive residue to panels). Photo plates. Signed by Steger & Schurke on 1/2 title. ; Signed by All Authors. Bookseller Inventory # 26955