Table of Contents
Featured Inuit Dog Owners:
Scott & Terry Miller
Nunavut Dogsledding Association
Update: No Resolution in Iqaluit
Season's Greetings from Toadhall
The Homecoming, Part II
The Russian Connection, Part II
Meeting Ken Pawson and Kevin Walton
The Ted Fox ISDI Foundation Fund
Two Years in Antarctica
No Click and Treat for ISDs!
All Breed Kennel Club Registry
Years in the Antarctic
reviewed by Geneviève Montcombroux
This is a very well told story of a young man's experiences in Antarctica. First published in 1955, Two Years in the Antarctic contains many black and white photos and tells of a time when being part of a polar expedition was a real adventure. In keeping with others who have worked in Antarctica, Kevin Walton emphasizes the awesome beauty of this ice-locked land. It was also a time when the principal means of transport was by dog team, itself an exhilarating adventure. The dogs, which they called huskies, were far more than just beasts of burden. "We have, I know, all come back from Antarctica with a love and affection for huskies, deeper and more personal than the most sentimental among us believed possible." These were the original Canadian Inuit dogs from Labrador, Canada.
Reading Two Years in the Antarctic is like taking a step back in time to an age when there was no Internet, no computer, no television, or cell phone. Radio transistors had not yet discovered. This book would make a welcome addition to the library of history buffs, armchair adventurers and sled dogs lovers.
It is available directly, for £15.00 Sterling,