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A Chilling Interview with Arctic Explorer Matty McNair…

She loves a good challenge.

Matty McNair is an American explorer who relocated to the Canadian Arctic for her love of the wilderness and dog sledding.

Here expeditions and records are endless…

  • The first Canadian woman to ski to both the North and South Poles.
  • Led the first women’s expedition to the Geographic North Pole.
  • Led an expedition across Ellesmere Island.
  • Led four ski expeditions to the South Pole.
  • Kite-skied and dog sled across the Greenland Ice Cap with her children Sarah and Eric.
  • Led a ski expedition to the South Pole with her children Sarah and Eric – who now hold the record for the youngest to ski to the South Pole.
  • Holds the world record for the fastest to the North Pole, using dogs and skiis, in 36 days; proving that Peary could also reached the North Pole in 1909.

But her true passion is sharing her love of the Arctic through her company NorthWinds – that specializes in Polar Training, Dog Sledding and Polar Expedition.

But don’t take my word for it…

Experience life in the Arctic wilderness through Matty McNair in this interview…

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Watch the Northern Lights; Northern Canada

The aurora borealis – also known as the “Northern Lights” –  is an uncommonly beautiful tapestry of color spread across Northern Canada. Reds, greens, blues and whites all stream across the night skies; sometimes like faint wisps, other times an explosion of color all seemingly from a central point.

What causes such a display?

Its origin has been argued for centuries. Originally thought to be produced by the sun’s reflection on ice (sort of like an extreme rainbow), popular consensus shifted to the collision of gas particles between the sun and earth’s atmosphere.

The different colors represent various gases: low atmospheric oxygen- roughly 60 miles (97km) from earth’s surface –  produces yellow, while high altitude oxygen produces red and nitrogen produces blue.

Other interesting – though entirely implausible – theories include vapors from ore deposits, reflections from campfires and the spirits of local hunters and/or animals. Continue