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 Adventure has always been in Skip Voorhees’s job descriptions and central to his lifestyle. No one who knows him, least of all Susan, his wife and compatriot in adventurous exploits, was surprised when the two of them set out to pioneer group travel to the High Arctic, including the North Pole. For 17 years they personally led select small groups of naturalists and other serious adventurers above the Arctic Circle. Through Canada's High Arctic, Greenland, and Siberia, they delivered authentic Arctic experiences—dog-sledding and camping on polar sea ice with native Inuit guides; encounters with such Arctic wildlife as narwhal, polar bears, seals, walrus, and beluga whales; and the thrill of flying with colorful bush pilots navigating small, ski-equipped aircraft over endless expanses of the frozen North. From years of close association with those who live and work in the Arctic, Skip, an accomplished Arctic hand in his own right, has compiled yarns unique to the Arctic, its pilots, and its native people. Throw in some of Skip’s own more memorable personal adventures, and you have Tales of the Arctic, truly colorful and insightful snippets of life at the top of the world.

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