Myrtle Simpson: A Life On Ice

Leigh Anne Sides (Director), Andrew Cahill (Producer) | 2019 | 34 min.

2021 Official Selection

Myrtle Simpson – trailblazer, skiing pioneer, adventurer, writer, mother, and polar explorer. In 2017, over fifty years after she was the first woman to cross the polar ice cap of Greenland, she was awarded the Polar Medal – a gift from Queen Elizabeth. Myrtle’s life has taken her around the globe from Spitzbergen to Greenland, from the Northpole to Surinam. She has undertaken journeys most people only dream about, all while writing 13 books, collecting plants for museum botanical collections, and raising four children. Today, at the age of 90, she continues to explore the world and she believes more adventures await.

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