BULLSHIT - THAT IS A BLATANT LIE OF OBVIOUS FALICY!
SEE WHAT IS BEING REPORTED ON THE MAINSTREAMRP.COM WEBSITE:
A FEW SELECT QUOTES...
"Renewable Power today announced its sponsorship of a rowing expedition attempting a world first through the infamous Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic"
1. THE ROUTE BETWEEN ARCTIC HAMLETS INUVIK AND POND INLET IS ABOUT 1600 MILES. THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IS BETWEEN DAVIS STRAIT ATLANTIC ARCTIC CIRCLE AND THE BERING SEA PACIFIC ARCTIC CIRCLE. A DISTANCE OF OVER 3300 MILES.
NOT EVEN CLOSE TO A NW PASSAGE... 1500 VS 3300 MILES. I'D BE EMBARRASSED TO MAKE SUCH A CLAIM AFTER BEING ADVISED OF THE FACTS... CONTINUING MISREPRESENTATION... BOY DOES THAT SPEAK VOLUMES.
NEXT, A NEWS MEDIA SNIPPET (HYPERBOLA FROM ROWER PAUL GLESSON) AND MAP PICTURES FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING...
The Final Frontier: Irish rowing team attempts the Northwest Passage
In July, Irish and Canadian rowers will attempt the first crossing of the Northwest Passage in the Arctic Ocean, one of the world’s most notorious sea routes, in a single season
. "...attempting to become the first ever people to cross the 3,000 km passage by human power alone in a single season."
3. WHILE THE KEY WORDS ARE "IN A SINGLE SEASON" THEY WILL NOT BE THE FIRST TO ROW ANY DISTANCE IN THE ARCTIC. IF THEY THINK THIS EVENT IS GOING TO BE A WORLD FIRST I WOULD CHALLENGE THEM TO HAVE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AUTHENTICATE IT. GOOD LUCK!
FYI - 21 PRIVATE YACHTS MADE A TRANSIT OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN 2012 - MANY WERE SAILBOATS - DON'T TELL THEM THEY DIDN'T DO IT ON THEIR OWN STRENGTH.
BOTTOM LINE - THELASTFIRST ROWBOAT AND CREW ARE NOT CHALLENGING THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE - THEY ARE ROWING BETWEEN TWO ARCTIC HAMLETS, INUVIK AND POND INLET.
WILL THEY MAKE GOAL?:
a) Arctic weather is intense - even during the summer season - expect ice and winds to challenge if not overwhelm oar power.
b) 60-90 days with a crew of four will require millions of calories in food supplies - expect running out of fuel before reaching Pond Inlet.
c) The rowboat 'craft' is a unique and unproven Arctic design/outfitting - shelter is the first rule of good survival - capsizing risk and auto-righting is technically unresolved - as in loaded 'craft' testing, no professional naval architect incline experiment booklet, without which deployment would not be prudent. The risk is just to great... failing to plan is planning to fall.
Adventure is just bad planning.
- Roald Amundsen
AND JUST FOR THE RECORD - IT'S BECOMING COLDER FOR THE LAST 80 YEARS, NOT WARMER. HERE IS THE ACTUAL NOAA TEMPERATURE DATA: