The winter of 2012, at least here in New England, has been mild and snowless. What a wonderful way to thaw out after my South Pole expedition only two weeks ago!
I am now feeling the joy and sense of accomplishment being on such a mission can bring. And of course I am now looking toward my next adventure! In May I will once again head to the arctic. This time to cross the arctic circle from west to east across Greenland. This will be the third and final leg of The Polar Trilogy, my amazing mission for the past year. I will once again have the support of sled dogs. As I learned on the North Pole, these animals are incredible. Strong, happy and committed critters who love what they do and spread the joy to all around them.
It was the dogs, and their commitment to the trail and their master, that led me to my newest and extremely exciting mission.
This coming fall I will commence a two year training in Alaska to be the first person with MS to run the Iditarod in 2014. I am beyond excited! Stay tuned as I learn how to mush 16 dogs from Anchorage to Nome, a 1000 mile race through the heart of Alaska.
Explore on and never stop!