TPZ086: A Dog Sledding Adventure for Charity with Danielle Ramsey

Husky Dog Challenge Danielle Ramsey
Photo of Danielle and the dogs by Jordana Widosuwito.

For one week in February, Danielle Ramsey took part in the Husky Dog Challenge. It’s an event in northern Sweden, near the town of Kiruna, 145 km inside the Arctic Circle. As part of the challenge, Danielle mushed a team of sled dogs a distance of 200 km over several days in the wilderness, sleeping in a basic cabin without running water or electricity. She did this to raise funds in memory of her older sister Abby who had Down’s Syndrome. You can learn more at Danielle Ramsey, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ057: Iditarod Racing for Rare Diseases with Cindy Abbott

Iditarod Cindy Abbott

It took Cindy Abbott 14 years to discover she has a rare and potentially life-threatening disease called Wegener’s granulomatosis. Despite this, she summitted Mount Everest and wrote a book about it titled Reaching Beyond the Clouds. She is currently training to run the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, trying to become the first women to both summit Everest and complete the 1000-mile Iditarod. Cindy is producing a documentary film about her Iditarod adventure to raise awareness of rare diseases and you can learn more at her website Cindy Abbott, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ004: 3 Years of Adventure by Kayak, Canoe, and Dogsled

Adventure travel

On April 4th, 2013, my next guests completed an 11,700 mile journey across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled.  It was a 3-year journey to gain support and protection for North America’s waterways and wild places.  During their adventure they actively engaged over 25,000 elementary and middle school students though live school assemblies and their website  Dave and Amy Freeman, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

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