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Helen Thayer, Explorer

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Helen Thayer & CharlieNamed by National Geographic as "One of the Great Explorers of the 20th Century", in 1988 Everett Resident Helen Thayer became the first woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole.

Her best-selling book Polar Dream tells the story of her historic adventure with her beloved companion Charlie, her protector from the ever-constant threat of polar bear attack.

Helen shares these stories and what she's learned from a life-time of exploration and adventure.

This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.