Barbara Hilliary 85-year-old from New York has become
the first African American woman on record to
reach both the North Pole and the South Pole.

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Meet the first black woman

Jun 12, 2018
It goes without saying that trekking to the top of the world is not for the faint of heart. The bitter temperatures, wild wind storms and gaping crevices in the ice make it a perilous.

BARBARA HILLARY

She survived a battle with lung cancer. She made it all the way to the Top of the World. She even went all the way down to the Bottom of the World. Her name is Barbara Hillary.

Lung Cancer Survivor

“Let’s just say I’ll be setting another world record,” the 76-year-old lung cancer survivor said with a smile, adding that her next “vacation” will take place in a dangerous, remote area.

Cancer Survivor

The bone-numbing trek to the North Pole is riddled with enough perils to make a seasoned explorer quake: Frostbite threatens, polar bears loom and the ice is constantly shifting.

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