No Horizon is So Far (2009) by Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen
LDCW (OEC 103)
In preparation for our 2019 Women's History Month Speaker Ann Bancroft, the LDCW is hosting an additional February Book Circle. Please join us as Dr. Angela High-Pippert of Political Science leads discussion on the first woman to cross both the North and South poles!
In 2001, former schoolteachers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen became the first women to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. Against all odds, they walked, skied, or ice-sailed for nearly three months in temperatures as cold as -35°F, towing their 250-pound supply sledges across 1700 miles of terrain riddled with rotten ice and deadly, hidden crevasses. Though modern technology could not ensure rescue, website transmissions and satellite phones enabled more than 3 million children from 65 countries to bear witness to the journey. No Horizon Is So Far explores what drove Ann and Liv across the ice and ultimately into hearts and history books around the world.