Helen Thayer, Historic Trek Across Death Valley
1/23/2020 12:01 PM
Location: Yakima Convention Center
New Zealand born Helen Thayer's life is a testament to setting goals and achieving them.
Her list of historical expeditions and accomplishments includes:
- First woman to travel alone to any of the world's Poles when she skied at age fifty to the Magnetic North Pole without dog sled, snowmobile, resupply or support.
- First woman to walk 4,000 miles across the Sahara from Morocco to the Nile River.
- In another world's first, Helen walked 1,600 miles across the Gobi Desert at age sixty-three.
- Kayaked 2,200 miles of the Amazon River.
- In a unique study in the wild, Helen lived near a wolf den above the Arctic Circle for a year.
- Helen won the American national luge championship and represented three countries in international track and field.
- She has climbed some the world's highest mountains.
- The Explorer's Club awarded Helen the Vancouver Award for Excellence in Exploration.
Her Books: A bestselling author, Helen writes about her explorations in the books: Polar Dream, 3 Among the Wolves, Walking the Gobi. Her books have been translated into nine languages.
This presentation will be about her historic trek across the full length of Death Valley. She is the first person to complete the trek which she began on my 80th birthday. She is a modern-day pioneer, explorer and adventurer. Invite a guest to hear her inspirational story.