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BARBARA HILLARY: OUR FAVORITE BOUNDARY BREAKER

Barbara Hillary became the first African-American woman to reach the North and South Poles at age 79. She’s living proof that adventure is for everyone, regardless of age, race, or financial means. Barbara Hillary has always been on a quest for adventure, looking...

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National Geographic Barbara Hillary

Barbara Hillary Decided to travel at the age of 79 she became "The First Black Woman" to do what? A. Dive to the titanic B. Visit both the north and south poles C. Summit Everest D. Swim the English...

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What It Takes to Get There

An Interview with Barbara Hillary By Laura Kay This interview was conducted on June 17, 2008. How did you get interested in going to the North Pole? After retiring I started to look around for something of interest to do, something recreational but also...

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Cancer survivor, 75, skis to North Pole

  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 beneath frozen feet. But Barbara Hillary took it all in stride, completing the trek...

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BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA: 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. At the age of 75, Ms. Hillary (b. 1932 – ) became the oldest and  first Black American...

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Lung cancer survivor achieves her North Pole dreams.

Barbara Hillary walks with a slight limp and reluctantly carries a cane – a stress fracture from training for her latest, top-secret adventure. “Let’s just say I’ll be setting another world record,” the 76-year-old lung cancer survivor said with a smile, adding that...

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