Mendocino Coast Audubon Meeting


Charlene McAllister
 

ARCTIC EXPLORER PRESENTS SLIDE SHOW AT MENDOCINO AUDUBON MEETING


Record-breaking arctic explorer Pam Flowers will share slides and
stories from her solo 2,500-mile dog mushing expedition across the
arctic from Barrow, Alaska to Repulse Bay, Canada. Flowers is a
registered respiratory therapist who currently earns her living by
public speaking and writing. In 1996 Pam became the 14th recipient of
the "Gold Medal from the Society of Woman Geographers," following in the
footsteps of Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, and Jane Goodall. In 1991,
Pam was named an "Outsider of the Year" by Outside magazine. She has
participated in nine Arctic expeditions, seven by dog team, two by
snowmachine. Pam has completed the 1049 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race,
reached the Magnetic North Pole three times, traveled north over the
frozen Arctic Ocean farther north than any other solo woman and
completed the longest solo dog sled journey on record by a woman.


Audiences will hear about intense blizzards that kept her stranded for
days, melting pack ice literally breaking up beneath her and the team, a
terrifying run-in with polar bears and more. Learn about dog mushing and
the arctic, how she prepared for this amazing expedition and met the
generous people who helped her when all hope was lost. The presentation
is open to the public and will be held Monday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Caspar Community Center. For further information call 937-1742
or 962-9413.


Charlene McAllister
P.O. Box 332
Little River, CA 95456
707-937-4463
email: charmac@mcn.org

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