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Steve Backshall visits unexplored parts of the world. This time his team is kayaking in the Arctic - they face perilous sea ice and have a terrifying encounter with a polar bear.

Adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall is on a mission to visit parts of the world yet to be explored.

On this expedition, he is in the Arctic to kayak up the largest fjord in the world. It is a dangerous undertaking, only made possible because the sea ice has broken up early here following the warmest winter on record. It is a chance for Steve and his team of explorers to see what impact global warming could be having on this pristine wilderness. They face many threats, from perilous sea ice that could crush their boats to a terrifying encounter with a hungry polar bear.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Feb 2020 18:00



Role Contributor
Presenter Steve Backshall
Producer Rosie Gloyns
Series Producer Susanna Handslip
Series Editor Jonny Young
Executive Producer Wendy Darke
Production Manager Lynne Moore
Production Company True To Nature