Constance Helmericks

Biography

Connie Helmericks, arctic adventurer and author, was a wild spirit who yearned for adventure in an era of obedient women. In 1941, when she was twenty-three, she persuaded her husband to leave Arizona for the Alaskan wilds. Her successful books and their documentaries came later. She passed away in 1987.

Books

The Flight of the Arctic Tern
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2018 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The Flight of the Arctic Tern, first published in 1952, chronicles the travels and adventures of husband and wife Constance and Harmon Helmericks. Beginning in Connecticut, then flying across Canada to the north of Alaska in a Cessna 140, the couple begin a lifelong pioneering adventure of living simply in the wilds of Alaska.
Down the Wild River North
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 119,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In suburban Arizona, 1964, Connie Helmericks announced to her two daughters, 12-year-old Ann and 14-year-old Jean, "We're going to make a canoe expedition to the Arctic Ocean." And for two successive summers, that's exactly what they did. Down the Wild River North is the vividly told story of their adventures in the remote northern reaches of Canada and the Arctic.

Constance Helmericks' tag cloud

alaska    arctic    brooks range    canada    canoe    cessna    cessna 140    kayak    mackenzie river    peace river    wilderness    yukon