Helen Thayer's Achievements and Honors

  • First woman to travel alone to the Magnetic North Pole accompanied only by her polar bear dog, Charlie
  • First woman to walk across the Sahara Desert, following an ancient 4,000-mile trade route from Morocco to the Nile River
  • At age 80, the first person to walk alone the entire length of Death Valley North to South
  • First woman to walk 1,600 miles across the Mongolian Gobi Desert
  • First non-Indian woman to kayak 2,200 miles in the Amazon and photograph 3 species unknown to science
  • Lived alongside a wolf den for over six months and traveled the Canadian polar sea to study wild wolves in their environment
  • Helen and Bill became the first couple to travel unsupported to one of the world's Poles when they skied to the Magnetic North Pole
  • Honored by the White House and National Geographic
  • Named "One of the Great Explorers of the 20th Century" by National Geographic Society & NPR
  • Best selling author with four books in print: Polar Dream, Three Among the Wolves, Walking the Gobi, Charlie - The Hero by my Side
  • Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker
  • World wide explorer
  • An accomplished high-altitude mountain climber Represented three countries (New Zealand, Guatemala, United States) in international track and field
  • United States National luge champion

Continuing her pursuit of extreme adventures well into her senior years, Helen Thayer proves that people with vision can Live Life Without Limits.

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