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Rowing the Arctic

Mark Beaumont and Jock Wishart head an expedition to row a boat to the 1996 north magnetic pole, a point only now accessible due to the recent dramatic retreat of arctic sea ice.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 23 May 2012 01:55

Credits

Role Contributor
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

Broadcasts

  • Wed 21 Dec 2011 19:30
  • Wed 25 Apr 2012 22:45
  • Wed 25 Apr 2012 23:15
  • Wed 25 Apr 2012 23:45
  • Tue 22 May 2012 00:50
  • Wed 23 May 2012 01:55