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In February 1993, eight sled dogs and one woman set out from Barrow, Alaska, to mush 2,500 miles. "Along Across the Arctic" chronicles this astounding expedition....

Title : Alone Across the Arctic: A Woman's Journey Across the Top of the World by Dog Team
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ISBN : 9780882405391
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 120 Pages
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Alone Across the Arctic: A Woman's Journey Across the Top of the World by Dog Team Reviews

  • Terri
    2019-04-22 03:03

    Pam Flowers loves the arctic. And she decided to undertake a huge task - to cross the artic circle with her dog team. This is the story of that trip (with lots of great pictures). A very interesting read which I really enjoyed.

  • Kate
    2019-04-13 03:20

    This was a sweet little book! My employers bought this book for me as a Christmas present when they visited Fairbanks, Alaska this past summer. It’s short and sweet but I really enjoyed it, as well as learningAbout the history of these amazing mushers and dogs. I’ve always found this kind of thing super interesting and I’m glad I got to delve in deeper on a personal story. Would definitely recommend this book!

  • Kaeeap
    2019-04-11 22:08

    Amazing story of a 2500 mile trip by dogsled across the northern Arctic of Alaska & Canada

  • Arminzerella
    2019-04-13 03:14

    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!

  • Emily
    2019-04-24 00:06

    The book was fine, but it wasn't a page turner. I wouldn't read it again. It took me a month and a half to finish it and it's a really short book. The story line is interesting, but I just found that the author included a lot of details that I didn't care about and then skimmed over ones that might have been interesting. I have to admit that the parts I didn't care too much for where the ones where she went into details on the dogs. I guess that's because I'm not a dog lover. She spent a whole summer with the natives in northern Canada and tells about it all in two pages. I'm sure there was a lot more to tell than two pages worth of information.

  • Diane Wachter
    2019-04-16 22:53

    Alone Across The Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey by Dog Team, Pam Flowers, with Ann Dixon. HB-B, @ 2001, 4/11/06. One woman alone (Pam Flowers) with 8 sled dogs, going from Barrows, Alaska to Nova Scotia, in February of 1993, 2,500 miles. Very interesting.

  • Cynthia
    2019-04-15 01:17

    This is an older memoir but such a great adventure story. Pam Flowers seems like such a strange, grumpy person but she clearly loves her dogs. Maybe more detail than some kids would want but overall interesting. And spoiler! All the dogs survive.

  • Margiemae
    2019-03-27 01:57

    I heard Pam speak last week and was impressed with her courag and determniation. I am a dog sledding fan! I enjoyd going along with her on her travels.

  • 10-11 Isabella
    2019-04-26 00:22

    I thought this book was just okay. It was interesting to read about Pam Flowers' adventures, but it was not really a topic that I really enjoy. I am not really into adventure in the wild.

  • Ginny
    2019-04-18 05:02

    Quick and interesting read.

  • C
    2019-03-27 04:20

    Read this with J, now reading with E. Good modern woman adventure story, though I can never imagine the appeal of the arctic...

  • Tamiko
    2019-03-28 05:15

    Great story. Loved reading about the day to day of a musher on the trail.

  • Jeanne
    2019-03-26 04:11

    This is an amazing story about Pam's trip across the Arctic.

  • M Baldrica
    2019-04-23 21:17

    Excellent! Woman from UP of Michigan makes a trip across the Arctic alone with her dogs and dog sled. Unbelievable what they went through and all survived. Took them 15 mos.

  • Stacey
    2019-04-07 22:07

    Read this with my 10 year old and we were both captivated with Pam & her dogs and their epic journey. Can't wait to meet her in person this spring at the library!

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-05 23:56

    Fabulous true adventure story.

  • Toesnorth's mom
    2019-04-08 20:59

    Why? Left me??