Ann Bancroft: Wander woman

  • Article by: Dennis Anderson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 12, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Ann Bancroft reflects upon her polar adventures and announces her next stop — the Himalayas.

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Jim1960Jul. 12, 1312:41 AM

I have always found Ann Bancroft and Will Steger to be a certain kind of twit. They both decided that they wanted to play at "Explorer", the costs of which they begged from others to support their lifestyle. In my estimation they are both boring, "has-beens" who should fund their own adventures. They should get a Reality Cable Channel to sponsor them like "Honey Boo-boo". They are both dilettantes who have "discovered" nothing. Ecological equivalents to the Kardashians.

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Don9539Jul. 12, 13 1:10 PM

Jim1960, kudos for having the guts to say that. I have never gotten the point of what she and Steiger do. Exactly what did they accomplish?

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penilecolonyJul. 12, 13 1:16 PM

They get paid for marketing the great out doors. The clothing they wear, the gear they use and the places they visit. Great deal if you can get it.

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fairplay2277Jul. 12, 13 1:55 PM

As always, follow the money. There is a reason she and Steger are both huge global warming enthusiasts...don't think for a minute that both are adventurers are't funded in some way by government subsidies.

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ladykasJul. 12, 13 3:16 PM

Wow, what negativity. Its all Obama's fault, I'm sure.

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buskahJul. 12, 13 3:17 PM

She certainly has made a ton of money over the years; there's a sucker born every minute!

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lakneeJul. 12, 13 7:02 PM

ARRey sez: Bancroft hails from Sunfish Lake, one of the wealthiest towns in America per Wikipedia. Doubt she's into it for the money...

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kusstjJul. 12, 13 8:12 PM

has to now go to the himalayas?? probably too much summer ice in the arctic. too much ice cause by global warming see article Half Way Through The North Pole Melt Season – Still The Coldest Summer On Record

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audetevJul. 12, 13 8:47 PM

So exactly how is this any different than someone who participates in the X Games or the Tour de France and receives money from sponsors?

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BallFourJul. 12, 13 8:59 PM

laknee: ARRey sez: Bancroft hails from Sunfish Lake, one of the wealthiest towns in America per Wikipedia. Doubt she's into it for the money... BALLFOUR: According to the story, she hails from Mendota Heights.

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