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Alone Across the Arctic: A Woman's Journey Across the Top of the World by Dog Team
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.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Alaska Northwest Books
(first published June 1st 2001)
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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.
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 s ...more
Nov 01, 2009 Arminzerella rated it liked it
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 ...more
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.
Mar 24, 2016 Diane Wachter rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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.