Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where Barbara Met Harry and Sally

Explorers and adventurers have been honored for years for their achievements. The Explorers Club has its Explorers Club Medal and Lowell Thomas Awards. But we daresay few have been honored with a photo on the wall of New York’s famed Katz’s Delicatessen, scene of the fake orgasm scene in the hit movie "When Harry Met Sally" (1989). There’s even a sign overhead to commemorate the table. New Yorker Barbara Hillary, 77, an adventurer who is reportedly the first African-American woman to ski any distance to the North Pole (see EN, March 2009), commands some choice real estate near the corned beef and rye. That's Barbara on the wall at 2 o'clock. The other image shows her when she reached the North Pole in April 2007. Learn more about her at