The Expedition: A South Pole Quest


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

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  • Group size 80 people
  • Instructor Author Chris Fagan

"This is not your ordinary couples getaway! Join North Bend resident Chris Fagan as she shares the story of her history-making expedition to the South Pole with her husband Marty (no guide, no resupply). Chris' story comes alive through spectacular photos and a reading from her new book, The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest. From the lush Pacific Northwest to the barren landscape of Antarctica, Chris and Marty embark on one of the hardest challenges on the planet. After three years of intense planning and training, including meticulous preparations for the care of their twelve-year-old son, they are ready. They ultimately journey 570 mile over 48 days from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. This husband and wife team stretched their minds, bodies, and marriage to the limit in the process of making history. Riveting and inspiring, The Expedition is about the power of family and community, the adventurous spirit that dwells within us all, and breaking through to feel fully alive. Copies of Chris Fagan's book will be available for purchase and for signing after the presentation.

    Activity location

    Seattle REI

    222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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