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by Catharine Hartley

eBook To the Poles without a Beard: The Polar Adventures of a World Record-breaking Woman download ISBN: 0743450388
Author: Catharine Hartley
Publisher: Pocket Books (July 7, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 272
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This book has left the library and is off on a frolic of its own. Perhaps we'll hear of its adventures sometime soon. Update: December 3, 2012 - This book has returned to the library, silent as to what it has been up to but waiting patiently for a new reader. Journal Entry 4 by Pooker3 at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, December 04, 2013. Well this book has made another return visit to LFL Seemed quite apropos to discover it there after shoveling my driveway this evening. Well I didn't quite get to a pole but my driveway is pretty long. It now awaits its next reader

Am first British woman to South Pole! Apart from the other British woman .

Am first British woman to South Pole! Apart from the other British woman who got here with me at the same. So she set off to the South Pole, after first clearing the little matter of £30,000 sponsorship, because she realised she could be the first British woman to walk there unaided. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. Hartley found happiness in the simplicity of the struggle, where putting one foot in front of the other was the essential task for the moment, the hour, the day. She discovered that although she was just about capable of working for the BBC, herding its guests and scouting locations, she didn't want to go up the corporate ladder.

November 17 2002, 12:00am, The Sunday Times. Catharine Hartley is a late member of this band of polar travellers turned authors, whose main interest to us is that she is female. Here we go again, off to the Pole, treading in the footsteps of those who have both dared to do and write about it - David Hempleman-Adams, Robert Swan and Ranulph Fiennes among them. We all know the mainstays of such stories. It’s cold, of course, very, very, very cold. Worst of all, it could be described as a lunar landscape.

Catharine and her companion Fiona Thornewill became the first British women of any nationality to have man-hauled their sleds to both. When Catharine listed walking to the South Pole among her New Year's resolutions, her friends reacted with scepticism and laughter, for she is not your usual polar explorer complete with beard and grim toughness

To the poles without a beard: the polar adventures of a world record-breaking woman. Ancient mariner: the amazing adventures of Samuel Hearne, the sailor who walked to the Arctic Ocean.

To the poles without a beard: the polar adventures of a world record-breaking woman. Ice bound: one woman's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole. The ice master: the doomed1913 voyage of the Karluk. Shipwrecked on the top of the world: four against the Arctic. To the ends of the earth: the history of polar exploration. HarperCollins, 2002.

Somers has continued his polar journeys, with several notable pioneering firsts. Hartley, Catherine, (2003) To The Poles Without A Beard, Pocket Books

Somers has continued his polar journeys, with several notable pioneering firsts. On 12 December 1995, with world record hot air balloonist Bill Arras, he co-piloted the first hot air balloon flight at Patriot Hills, Antarctica. Hartley, Catherine, (2003) To The Poles Without A Beard, Pocket Books. Burton, Martin, (2004) An English Amateur in Antarctica, New European Publications.

To the Poles Without a Beard: The Polar Adventures of a Record-Breaking Woman. London: Simon & Schuster, 2002. The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925.

By completing the Polar Hat Trick, Jade has joined the world’s elite group . Breaking Records in Risky Weather

By completing the Polar Hat Trick, Jade has joined the world’s elite group of Arctic and Antarctic explorers. Breaking Records in Risky Weather. The three-tiered challenge involves skiing around the North Pole, across Greenland’s largest icecap, and around the South Pole. Jade is the youngest person to ski from the coast to the South Pole without support and the first woman to set a new route from the coast to the South Pole through the unexplored Kansas Glacier. She is also a part of the first all-Australian team to set a new route through Antarctica.

The simultaneously hilarious and awe-inspiring story of a Chardonnay-quaffing media worker who became the first British woman to trek to the South and North Poles. WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN VENTURING TO THE POLES (especially when you're the first British woman to try it) * Decide to take up the challange in a haze of alchohol one New Year's Eve * Crash the BBC global email system with your fundraising requests * Do no training whatsoever prior to departure, except the odd aerobics class * Pack 300 Malboro Lights into your sled * Fail to put on the requisite 3 stone to help stave off cold and hunger * Forget to buy any gloves so stop off at Snow and Rock on High St Ken for some on the way to the airport * Ignore finger going black with frostbite to avoid making a fuss * Get so drunk in the plane to the North Pole that Canada refuses you entry as an undesirable alien * Forget to eat or sleep for three days before setting off Catharine Hartley did all these things and still made it to both poles. TO THE POLES WITHOUT A BEARD tells her hilarious and incredible story.
Comments: (2)
Gindian
I have recently discovered that I love the travel book genre. And this one did not disappoint! It was a pleasure to read about Catharine's adventures. She decided to man-haul to the South Pole as a way to escape from a life whose patterns she was not happy with. Man-hauling means pulling a sled carrying your own gear without the help of dogs or snowmobiles or anything like that. It's quite a challenge for someone who is not athletically inclined, and she was forced to find grit and determination she didn't know she had in her.

Another of Catharine's goals was to purge several personality flaws that she saw in herself and didn't like. At first, I couldn't understand how walking to the poles was going to help her change some seemingly irrelevant character habits. But, sure enough, she felt that they dissolved during her time walking across the ice. Having practically nothing to think about day after day while trudging along gave her plenty of time for introspection and she was able to change herself. I usually prefer more action and less introspection in books like this, but these bits were fine.

As Catharine is definitely not a writer, I can forgive some of the flaws in her narrative. (Although she did recruit the help of a ghost writer.) The story seemed a bit skippy sometimes and occasionally names or events popped up that were not really introduced or explained. The most glaring example was the appearance of her tree surgeon friend. Although he was not all that important to the story, she did imply that she had or wanted a relatively important relationship with him, but it was never really clear. Another example: As far as I could tell, she began calling the old-time polar explorers 'beards' part way through the book. That was really cute! But it just seemed to appear from nowhere. She probably should have made a slightly bigger thing of that, as it was important to the title. The book's choppiness level increased greatly near the end. But it didn't keep me from enjoying my reading!

I wish she had spent a little more time on her trip to the North Pole. Her descriptions of the ice formations and phenomenons were fascinating! I would have loved to learn more about them.

A fun, exciting read. Worth your time.
Daiktilar
To The Poles is the story of a regular person doing something only few people even dream of---walking to both the South and North poles. Catherine is an early thirties British woman in the TV industry who lives a pretty regular existence--she works, she drinks, she smokes, she thinks about working out but doesn't regularly find the time. But Catherine finds that extra bit of steel inside her most people never discover. She gets to the South Pole primarily on guts and fear of failure. And we get to go along on this amazing journey.
I'm a big fan of adventure books. This is the first one written by someone who I would not consider to be an elite athlete. And Catherine is very real---she never pretends to be anything she's not. In fact, I find her to sometimes be a bit hard on herself. But the fears she faced on her journey to the South pole will strike a familiar chord with most people. Who among us hasn't done something we're not sure about? Watching her overcome her fear and drive herself to the South pole using guts for fuel is inspiring. And she's funny!! After this great accomplishment, you'd think she'd take some time to relax, but soon embarks on the preparations for her second journey---to the North pole. Physical difficulties aside, Catherine overcame her big mental obstacles to become a better, stronger person. A real story of personal enlightenment, and a very entertaining read. Highly recommended.