Will Steger’s Greatest Hits

1944
Will Steger born and raised in Richfield, the second of eight children

1959
Steger, a freshman at Benilde, buys a motorboat and, with his brother, drives it down the Missippippi–and back

1963
Steger devises a kayak trek to the headwaters of the Yukon River. It involves a long portage—over the Rocky Mountains

1967
Steger graduates from St. Thomas with a degree in geology

1970
Steger moves permanently to his Ely property and teaches outdoor skills

1982
Steger makes his first major dogsled expedition in northern Canada

1986
In his first professional expedition, Steger leads the first dogsled team ever to reach the North Pole

1988
Traverse of Greenland is the longest dogsled expedition in history

1989
The Traverse of Antarctica is the first dogsled team ever in Antarctica

1997
Steger’s last polar expedition—solo from North Pole to Ellesmere Island—is aborted

2003
Arctic Transect

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