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
Well-worn skis and snowshoes, and Yap's harness, Number One Team leader
Meeting with Kevin Walton and Ken
It was a rare treat for me to be able to meet authors Kevin Walton of England and Ken Pawson of Canada during a recent visit to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. They have much to tell about their tours of duty in Antarctica and many stories about the Canadian Inuit Dog, which in those days they called huskies. Both men talked fondly of their dog teams, and as you have read in the Fan Hitch Vol. #2, N’s 2 and 3, Ken Pawson has written poems about the dogs, among other themes.
Both Ken and Kevin are still very active, hiking and mountain climbing. Ken has written a book about his personal experience in Antarctica, to be be published by Whippoorwill Press, in early 2001, under the title Antarctica: A Lonely Land. For many years, he was part of a Search and Rescue team in the Rocky Mountains close to Calgary. Kevin received the much coveted Polar Medal. He also received the George Cross (Albert Medal) D.S.C., for an act of bravery in rescuing a fellow team member from a 100-foot crevasse.
Nowadays, life for Kevin and Ken is concentrated around the bustle of big cities. Antarctica and the Canadian Arctic rarely get mentioned in news and other coverage, despite their immense scientific importance. We ought not to forget the work that the various surveys have done over the years or their contribution to geographical knowledge.