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87-Year-Old Polar Explorer’s New Adventure

Barbara Hillary is no ordinary 87-year-old woman. In 2007, at the age of 75, the retired nurse from Harlem and two-time cancer survivor ( www.barbarahillary.com ) became the first known African-American woman to reach the North Pole. Four years later, she  traveled to...

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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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