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September 22, 1997


Thayer, to speak at Washington Cathedral

  NW News Staff
   Helen Thayer, world famous explorer for the National Geographic and first woman to reach the North Pole, will be a guest speaker during worship services Sept. 27th and 28th at Washington Cathedral at 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E.. Thayer will share her inspirational stories of world wide treks Saturday, Sept. 27th at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28th at 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 a.m. in worship services at Washington Cathedral.
   Thayer and husband, Bill Thayer, have walked across deserts, snow shoed over arctic regions, and scaled frozen mountain passes. A typical journey may traverse 1400 miles and take nearly 2 months while existing on spartan rations. They have encountered armed rebel groups in remote areas, survived weather extremes, and triumphed over numerous personal hardships. They are nationally renown for their explorations and adventures that frequently benefit children's organizations around the world. Call 861-3824 for additional information.