The [tag]North Pole[/tag] trek, which [tag](Barbara) Hillary[/tag] intends to undertake with an outfit from Georgia called Eagles Cry Adventures, will require of its participants, once they’ve been deposited on a moving ice floe by an MI-8 helicopter, eight to ten hours of skiing on three consecutive days. To prepare, Hillary has been engaging in what she calls “preventative maintenance.” She tried lugging a loaded-up plastic sled on the beach, but the sand shredded the bottom. Now she has settled on a regimen of increased vegetable consumption, vitamin intake, and treadmill-and-weight-lifting sessions at Cyberzone. (She used to box at a gym called Irish Ropes, but it closed.) She has been skiing at some slopes in New Jersey. There is nothing she’s afraid of, she said, except religious people.

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A fascinating piece from the May 10, 2007 issue of the [tag]New Yorker[/tag], “Talk of the Town” column.

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2 Thoughts on “Oh yeah, and she's seventy-five years old.

  1. “There is nothing she’s afraid of, she said, except religious people.”

    I love that (and that she’s 75 y.o. and still going like an Energizer bunny on Adderall)

  2. I started reading and thought, wait… I just read this in the New Yorker… ;P

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