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Duration: 1 hour

Scots adventurer Mark Beaumont (The Man who Cycled the Americas) joins polar veteran Jock Wishart on an expedition to row a boat to the 1996 north magnetic pole, a point only ever reached across solid ice. In their tiny boat, the six-man team navigate some of the world's most remote seaways, taking on fast-flowing sea ice that could crush their boat and roaming polar bears. Nobody has ever rowed so far into the Canadian high Arctic - a first in the world of exploration and adventure, only made possible by the dramatic retreat of arctic sea ice in recent decades.

Last on

Wed 23 May 2012 01:55 BBC One Scotland only

  • BBC Scotland - Rowing The Arctic

    BBC Scotland - Rowing The Arctic

    Visit the site for the expedition to read Mark's blogs from the journey and watch and listen to updates from the crew made over their satellite connection as they journeyed to the '96 magnetic North pole.

    Rowing The Arctic Website
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Credits

Presenter
Mark Beaumont
Presenter
Mark Beaumont
Producer
Mark Barrett
Producer
Mark Barrett
Director
Mark Barrett
Director
Mark Barrett
Executive Producer
Neil McDonald
Executive Producer
Neil McDonald

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