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Who was the first woman to reach the North Pole?

Ann Bancroft is an American author, teacher, adventurer, and public speaker. She was the first woman to successfully finish a number of arduous expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.

Born: 29 September 1955, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, United States
Known for: First woman to trek to the North Pole
Residence: Scandia, Minnesota, United States
Education: St Paul Academy & Summit School, University of Oregon
Awards: Glamour Woman of the Year Award
Books

Two Women and Their Historic Journey Across Antarctica (2003)
Four to the Pole! The American Women's Expedition to Antarctica, 1992-93 (2001)