Now, explorer sets off on voyage to row to North Pole
Washington, July 30 (ANI): An explorer has set off in an attempt to row to the North Pole.
Jock Wishart and five others hope to make history by rowing 450 miles across the Arctic Sea.
The trip, estimated to take four to six weeks, has not been undertaken ever before.
It is only possible to undertake the trip now as ice is melting in the Arctic, organizers said.
Wishart is leading the 'Old Pulteney Row To The Pole' challenge to highlight the effect of climate change on the ice around the polar regions.
He has carried out two previous expeditions to the North Pole and has also rowed across the Atlantic.No-one has ever attempted this before, so we are quite literally heading off on a voyage into the unknown," News.Scotsman.com quoted Wishart, as saying.
"I've seen the satellite images showing a route through the ice in late summer for the last two years, so, as the expedition leader, I'm looking forward to meeting the challenge for real and making a bit of history at the same time," he added.
Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont is on the boat to make a documentary on the voyage.
"For me, the thing I'm anticipating most is filming the journey, its ups and downs and excitement, trying to capture the spirit of an unprecedented journey," Beaumont said. (ANI)
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