Pam's Resume

Pam Flowers is the author of six books, has written many magazine articles, produced an educational newsletter, spoken at the Smithsonian and the St. Louis Science Center, and lectured to over 800,000 students at over 1,475 public and private schools.

"No  one can make you feel small without your consent."  -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Honors & Awards
2007   Big Enough Anna was voted first place in the 2007 Volunteer State Book Award, a children's choice award from the state of Tennessee
2006   Big Enough Anna was selected to represent Alaska at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC September 2006
2005   Big Enough Anna was voted first place in the Patricia Gallagher Award, a children's choice award from the state of Oregon
2001   Alone Across the Arctic received first place in the Benjamin Franklin Award in the category of travel essay
1996   Pam Flowers received a Gold Medal from the Society of Woman Geographers
1991   Pam Flowers received an Outsider of the Year award from Outsider Magazine


Training & Previous Experience

Basic Training: 1981-1982
Spent one full year with veteran dog mushers Natalie and Earl Norris in Willow, Alaska, learning the basics of proper dog care and dog driving.

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: 1982-1983
Successfully completed the 1000-mile Iditarod Dog Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

And More Training: 1983-1984
Completed several 100- to 400-mile solo dog sled training trips in Southcentral Alaska.

Kotzebue to Kaktovik Expedition: 1984-1985
Traveled 600 miles with a partner by dog sled from Kotzebue to Barrow, Alaska. Traveled 600 miles solo from Barrow to Kaktovik and back to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

North Slope of Alaska Expedition: 1985-1986
Traveled approximately 1000 miles solo by dog sled across part of the north Slope of Alaska and into Canada.


Magnetic North Pole Expedition: 1986-1987

Traveled with a partner by dog sled from Resolute Bay to the Magnetic North Pole.

Above:  A Polar Bear visits Pam's camp in
1987 at the Magnetic North Pole.

Geographic North Pole Expedition: 1988-1989
Attempted to solo by dog sled to the geographic North Pole. Early break-up of the sea ice forced the premature ending of all North Pole expeditions. Mine was the last to quit.

Resolute Bay to Magnetic North Pole Expedition: 1990-91
Traveled by dog team to complete the first documented solo by a non-Native woman over the entire route from Resolute Bay to the Magnetic North Pole.

Above:  Lead dog Anna (left), with
grandmother Lucy (center) and father
Robert (right).

Alone Across the Arctic: 1993-1994

Completed a 2500-mile dog sled trek across Arctic America. The longest solo dog sled trek by a woman in recorded history. The first solo by a woman and the first by an American over this route.

More information about this expedition is available here.

The Iditarod Trail: 1994-1995
Drove a snowmachine from Knik to Nome while serving as videographer to Joe Reddington's sled dog trek. 

Resolute Bay to Magnetic North Pole: 1996-1997
Drove a snowmachine to the Magnetic North Pole completing the first winter expedition to the Magnetic North Pole by a non-Native woman.

Ellie (a/k/a Eleanor Roosevelt)

Appalachian Trail: 2008-2009

Completed the 2,174 mile-long Appalachian Trail with Ellie from Baxter State Park, Maine to Amicaloa Falls State Park, Georgia.





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