Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry in the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs, FAST INTO THE NIGHT: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail is the memoir of Debbie Clarke Moderow and her spunky pack of Huskies, and what can happen when someone puts herself in that place between daring and doubt…and soldiers on.
National Geographic Channel (NGC) retraces humanity’s journey across the globe in the epic new series, The Great Human Race. Two experts embark on a mission to retrace a migratory route of our ancestors, from where man first walked the Earth, all the way to North America. Today’s guest Cat Bigney , an adventurist and survival instructor from Utah, is one of them.
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At age forty-seven, a mother of two, Debbie Clarke Moderow was not your typical musher in the Iditarod, but that’s where she found herself when, less than 200 miles from the finish line, her dogs decided that they didn’t want to run anymore. FAST INTO THE NIGHT: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail is the story of her journeys along the Iditarod trail with her team of spunky huskies. The first failed attempt crushed Moderow’s confidence, but after reconnecting with her dogs she returned and ventured again, facing injuries, hallucinations, epic storms, flipped sleds, and clashing personalities, both human and canine. Debbie ran the Iditarod in 2003 and 2005, completing the latter in 13 days, 19 hours, 10 minutes and 32 seconds. In 2013 she graduated from Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop with an MFA in creative writing.
The Great Human Race follows two experts on a mission to retrace a migratory route of our ancestors, from where man first walked the Earth, all the way to North America. Bill Schindler, a top experimental archaeologist and primitive technologist from Washington College, and Cat Bigney, an adventurist and survival instructor from Utah, trek across the planet, enduring miles of treacherous terrain along one of the paths of humankind’s first footsteps. Cat is an experienced outdoor survival expert, anthropologist and primitive survival instructor, teaching since 2000. She spent much of her unconventional childhood in a teepee and out exploring the Wasatch Mountains. She has collaborated with some of the top survival experts in the world and earned a degree in Anthropology and Earth Sciences, with a focus in Archaeology.
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