Polar Dream

by Helen Thayer

Hardcover, 1993

Call number

910.914 THA



Simon & Schuster (1993), Edition: 1St Edition, 254 pages


In 1988, in a gruelling and dangerous adventure, 50-year-old Helen Thayer became the first woman to ski solo to the magnetic North Pole. She trekked 345 miles, pulling a 160-pound sledge and with a husky, Charlie, as her only companion. This is her story.

User reviews

LibraryThing member bearpacker
Great! In her 50th year, Helen decides to go by foot to the North Pole.....solo. (except the Eskimos up there won't let her go without at least a dog... good polar bear alarm...) I met the author years later and walked up to her, asking "Can I see your fingers?". She laughed.
LibraryThing member shawnd
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 emotional overdose after the ending - which I won't spoil - so that was a relief. Also a relief was
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a third of the book being written about all the prep. So it get's moving quickly, the right mix of technical, emotional, factual, etc - very engrossing. You will read this more quickly than you might think due to the excitement in it.
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LibraryThing member mahallett
thayer is a great writer. always positive. tells you all the details. sorry to finish her arctic story.




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