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Book Title: Alone Across the Arctic: A Woman's Journey Across the Top of the World by Dog Team|
The author of the book: Pam Flowers
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Edition: Alaska Northwest Books
Date of issue: June 1st 2003
ISBN 13: 9780882405391
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 18.62 MB
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Pam Flowers has always been kind of a loner. After finding herself in Texas, working at a career she didn’t particularly enjoy, she remembered her dream of one day moving to a “snowy vastness” and having adventures. She decided to quit her job and move to Alaska. She found work at the Howling Dog Farm and learned how to raise and train sled dogs. She took up dog breeding and mushing and competed in the Iditarod. During this time she also began planning her own expedition – she wanted to retrace the steps of Knud Rasmussen and his Inuit companions who traveled 2500 miles by dog sled along the North American Arctic coast. This is the story of that expedition.
After reading this you’ll have a better sense of just how much work it is to train a team of dogs to pull you and all your stuff 2500 miles. Pam had to organize drops of supplies all along the route so that she and her dogs would have food and fuel and other things. The weather was often terrible, the terrain was often rough, the sled got stuck a lot, and the dogs could be unpredictable. Pam was alone for much of the journey – except for the stops she made in towns and at tiny isolated outposts along the way – and sometimes it was hard for her. The expedition nearly failed when warmer than average temperatures stranded Pam and her dogs on an island. Her lead dog was deathly ill, and she was able to telephone for help from a station on the island. She then spent the summer months in a small village, waiting for the ice to reform, before she could continue her journey.
Pam’s story is full of excitement as well as information and includes some beautiful photographs of the Arctic coast (and her dogs!). For those who enjoy true adventure stories, cold climes, and close calls!
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