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POLAR DREAM; THE HEROIC SAGA OF THE FIRST SOLO JOURNEY BY A WOMAN AND HER DOG TO THE POLE Helen Thayer 1993 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By Thayer, Helen
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New York, 1993, 1st edition. 254 pp, color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book may have been Ex Lib as cover is glued on and rear end paper has glue from what could be where a card pocket was removed. Otherwise, a Very Good readable copy.

In March 1988, Thayer, a 50-year-old New Zealander, set out from Resolute, NW Territories, to ski to the North Magnetic Pole, located just south of King Christian Island; she pulled her supplies (160 lbs.) on a sled. Three days before departure, a hunter gave her a black husky, Charlie, as protection against polar bears.
 
The animal proved to be an ideal companion, saving her life and her sanity. It was a grueling journey: woman and dog fought off polar bears, barely escaped drowning, survived storms. Near the end, a gale blew away most of Thayer's food supplies; her daily ration during the final week was a handful of walnuts and a pint of water. After 364 miles, 27 days, Thayer and Charlie were picked up by plane on Melena Island with mission accomplished. This is an exciting story of human endurance and of a remarkable animal. 

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