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No horizon is so far : two women and their extraordinary journey across Antarcti
Arnesen, Liv.
Adult Nonfiction G850 2000.B36 A76 2003

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In February 2001, Bancroft and Arnesen, "total stranger[s]," became the first women to cross Antarctica on foot. The women-Bancroft, 48, of Minnesota, was the first woman to cross the ice to both the North and South Poles; Arnesen, 50, an Oslo resident, was the first woman to ski solo to the South Pole-met in 1998 and set to work finding corporate sponsors and undergoing intensive physical training. International educators and millions of students in 116 countries participated in an online curriculum as the two ex-schoolteachers, inspired by Shackleton and other explorers, began their grueling 2,300-mile journey in mid-November 2000. They walked, skied and ice-sailed through bitter cold (temperatures sank as low as -35 degrees Farenheit) while hauling 250-pound fiberglass sledges filled with food, medications and electronic equipment, including handheld GPS units and a laptop. Along the way, they did regularly scheduled satellite phone interviews with CNN. Their high-tech trek turned into a physical and emotional ordeal as they survived injuries, blizzards, accidents and anxious moments, crossing crevasses to emerge triumphant three months later. Although the triple-track format of three different writers interrupting one another is sometimes jarring, the authors' descriptive details and vivid writing bring the adventure alive. In addition to a lengthy "what they carried" equipment list, the book's finale features interviews with people who were caught up in the expedition or directly involved. Maps, 16-page color insert. Agent, Laureen Rowland. (Oct. 1) Forecast: The $100,000 marketing campaign includes national ads, a 10-city tour and radio and TV appearances, including the CBS Early show. Da Capo is publishing Bancroft and Arnesen's children's book this fall, Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica: A Dream Come True! (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In this exciting adventure narrative, the authors document the joys and challenges of their 2300-mile overland journey across Antarctica. Previous to that feat, Bancroft made history as the first woman to cross both the North and the South Poles, while Arnesen became the first female to ski alone to the South Pole. Their book takes the form of journal-like entries, covering the genesis of their journey, the hard work it took to raise money and acquire equipment, and, of course, the grueling trek itself, which included walking, ice-sailing, and skiing. As former teachers, Bancroft and Arnesen saw to it that they were in communication with children in 116 countries, using web-site transmissions and satellite phone calls. Photos, maps, an equipment list, and correspondence enhance a book that will inspire readers to live out their dreams.-Jo-Anne Mary Benson, Osgoode, Ont. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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