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North to the Pole

North to the Pole

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Author Will Steger, Author Paul Schurke

Minnesota Historical Society Press (October 15, 2015)

Follow Will Steger and Paul Schurke, along with six others and 49 dogs, as they set out to complete the first ever confirmed "unsupported" expedition to the North Pole.


On March 7, 1986, the seven men and one woman of the Steger International Polar Expedition set out by dogsled to reach the North Pole. Their spectacular feat of daring, courage, and commitment was deemed by National Geographic to be a “landmark in polar exploration.” The melting of the polar ice cap makes it unlikely that anyone will repeat their achievement.

Also of interest: Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica by Cathy de Moll with a foreword by Will Steger

Author information

Will Steger, explorer and environmental educator, has led several record-setting dogsled expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. He is the founder of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy and the Steger Wilderness Center and is a winner of the National Geographic John Oliver La Gorce Medal.

Paul Schurke, entrepreneur, educator, and co-founder of Wilderness Inquiry, operates Wintergreen, a resort offering lodge-based dogsledding vacations near Ely, Minnesota.

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TPT Almanac clip from the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the expedition

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  • 368 pages
  • 27 B&W Photos, 2 Maps, 7 Appendices
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • ISBN: 9780873519908

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