Sunday, July 7, 2013

ARCTIC JOULE rowboat progress stopped because Global Warming is not melting sea ice as promised - OOPS!

The crew of the rowboat ARCTIC JOULE have been spoon feeding some mighty bad methane gas to the Media saying they can row in the Arctic because GLOBAL WARMING is melting the ice... well lads, why have you stopped rowing? Looks like an ICE PROBLEM. OOPS!!!

FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF THE 'ARCTIC JOULE' FROM THEIR GPS TRACKING BEACON AT: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/gogl.jsp?glId=0iRTKLUZYPqVvo9fjJlhupoJlQx9xQgLG

20130707 @1640 HOURS POSITION AND PROGRESS UPDATE:

HOW CAN YOU TELL THEY ARE STOPPED? 

JUST LOOK AT EACH INDIVIDUAL MARKER FOR THE TIME STAMP AND RELATIVE SHORT DISTANCE BETWEEN TIME STAMPS. ALSO NOTE THE JAGGED COURSE - MOST LIKELY FROM DODGING ICE. THE ROWBOAT COULD BE DRIFTING ELSE ANCHORED TO A LARGE ICE PIECE SO AS NOT TO ADVANCE INTO AND BE CAUGHT BY THE MAIN WIND DRIFTING ICE. I'M SURE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE VERY CLOSE AT ALL WITH SUCH A FRAGILE CRAFT BUILT OF HIGH TECH PLASTICS.

ANOTHER MAP TO BETTER REFERENCE - THE ARCTIC JOULE IS WSW OF "TUK".

HOW CAN YOU TELL THAT THEY ARE NEAR ICE? 

BY CHECKING THE CANADIAN ICE SERVICE AERIAL ICE MAPS WHICH FOLLOWS.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR THE ICE MELTING? 

SLOW AT BEST OR IN OTHER WORDS IT WILL BE A LATE SEASON MELTING. I'D SUGGEST THEY START PLANNING NOW ALTERNATIVE HAMLETS TO END THEIR EXPEDITION AT LIKE CAMBRIDGE BAY OR ???.

WHERE ARE YOU DOWNLOADING THE ICE MAPS FROM?

AT ENVIRONMENT CANADA - CANADIAN ICE SERVICE: 

WHAT YA GOING TO DO? 
WHO YA GOING TO CALL?

SO SORRY TO REPORT THE MAINSTREAM CAPSIZE TEST VIDEO BELOW HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH AND THE IMPORTANT SECTION - LAST HALF - WAS REMOVED - YOU GUESSED IT - THE VIDEO SHOWS THAT THE ARCTIC JOULE IS NOT SEAWORTHY - ANYONE ORDERED TO GO TO SEA IN THIS CRAFT IS ACTUALLY COMMITTING A CRIME... 

FYI - ANOTHER ROWBOAT, "ROWING ICE" HAS CAPSIZED TWICE IN RECENT DAYS IN KOTZEBUE SOUND WITH CHARLES HEDRICH ROWING FROM WALES ALASKA ON HIS ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE A FULL 3500 MILE NORTHWEST PASSAGE BETWEEN PACIFIC ARCTIC CIRCLE AND THE ATLANTIC ARCTIC CIRCLE.

WHAT A SHAME FOR A MRP WEBMASTER TO COVER THIS UP BY EDITING THE VIDEO... (THE ROWING CREW DIDN'T EDIT IT SINCE THEY ARE IN THE ARCTIC) JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT THEY DO KNOW THE ARCTIC JOULE IS IMPROPERLY DESIGNED AND BUILT AND MORE IMPORTANT - DIDN'T FIX IT OR BUILD A PROPER BOAT - THE BOAT DESIGNER AND BUILDER SHOULD BE EXTREMELY EMBARRASSED... BUT HE ONLY DID WHAT HE WAS INSTRUCTED BY ONE KEVIN VALLELY... WHO WAS UNDER COERCION DURESS OF MRP SPONSORSHIP MONEY SO THAT IS WHERE THE EMBARRASSMENT AND CRIME SHOULD BE SQUARELY ON HIS SHOULDERS. TO RISK LIVES... SHAME ON YOU!!!


Capsize Test from Mainstream Last First on Vimeo.

STAND BY PEOPLE... THIS "ADVENTURE" IS ONLY GOING TO BECOME MORE AND MORE INTERESTING.... LOL

THESE BAD BOYS ARE GOING TO LEARN...
WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU...
BAD BOYS, BAD BOYS!





UPDATE: 20130707 @2005 HOURS - ARCTIC JOULE APPEARS TO BE ANCHORED NEAR SHORE OR PULLED UP ON THE BEACH.


















UPDATE: 20130708 0900 HOURS

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/rowers-are-stuck-behind-the-ice/

Rowers Are Stuck Behind The Ice

The sea ice pushed back on shore yesterday at the eastern edge of the Beaufort Sea, trapping the rowers behind it.
July6-7NWP

Next Mainstream News Release

I went ahead and wrote their next press release for them
Unpredictable ice conditions caused by global warming have made the rest of our trip impossible this year. Congratulations to the team for successfully navigating all the way from Vancouver to the mouth of the McKenzie River.


Is it really proper to call them “Rowers” when they aren’t rowing?

They are hoping the rescue mission gets them on the 6 o’clock news. Any publicity is good publicity. Especially for sponsor Mainstream's $250,000 investment...


Maybe a walk-about to Tuktoyatuk while waiting for the ice to melt? Didn't Amundsen walk out 600 miles to send a telegram during his expedition from around here?




UPDATE 20130709 0730 HOURS

WHERE IS THELASTFIRST EXPEDITION? 69.3977N -133.17513W




Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 9 July 2013Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge is outside the forecast region.

Ice Coverage

Open water in Kugmallit Bay except 7 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice elsewhere.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Tuktoyaktuk - southern half

Issued 07:00 AM MDT 09 July 2013'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area.

Winds

Issued 07:00 AM MDT 09 July 2013
Today Tonight and WednesdayGale warning in effect.Wind east 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 this afternoon then diminishing to northeast 25 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 07:00 AM MDT 09 July 2013
Today Tonight and WednesdaySeas 2 metres subsiding to 1 Wednesday morning.

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/stormbound-in-a-bullst-storm/
Stormbound In A Bulls**t Storm
The rowers claim that they are “storm bound
ScreenHunter_132 Jul. 08 19.05
Note the sunshine in the cabin, light winds and temperature in the mid to upper 60s.
ScreenHunter_131 Jul. 08 19.04
In other words, their hands are blistered and 50 miles away the route is blocked by ice.

Richard Lynch says:
They say they couldn’t make any progress because of the wind, which was 25 knots. Today it looks to be between 16 and 17 miles per hour. No ice for miles to hold them back. I would imagine it is often windy in the arctic regions. What will they do when they are out in open water and the wind starts to blow and there is no sheltering cove to hide in?

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/rowers-are-blocked-by-ice/

Rowers Are Blocked By Ice

This animation shows why the rowers are pretending they are stuck in a storm. Over the weekend, ice blew on shore and blocked their route into the Canadian Archipelago.
July6-9NWP
The last thing these people are allowed to do is tell the truth about ice conditions.
Mike says:
Lying greenbags.
Latitude says:
east, north east winds
…where did the morons think the ice went?
RobertInAz says:
4 NM in the last 25 hours.
(1500 nm route/4 nm/day =  ~375 days to transit)
Darn it... Global Warming is stopping us from making Pond Inlet by September 1st.
See I told you Global Warming was real.

Chewage says:

Give 'em a break... I can hear them singing Cum-bye-ya... Row Row Row your boat...
Video url: http://youtu.be/7otAJa3jui8


Roald Amundsen - "Adventure is just bad planning"

Rowing with bare hands in the Arctic? Guess this demonstrates the lack of preparation and training practice. Fool? Yabetcha!


TheLastFirst team member Paul Gleeson is now whistling a new tune from his old line about Climate Change melting the ice that allows him to row the Arctic saying "We can prepare and train all we like but ultimately Mother Nature will decide if we make it across the North West Passage or not."
Paul, enjoy the warm chimate you so rightly deserve for your hog wash of promotional rhetoric!

UPDATE: 20130710 1934 HOURS

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/geniuses-in-a-rowboat/

Geniuses In A Rowboat

ScreenHunter_195 Jul. 10 18.17
That is brilliant. The Navy is forecasting a 25cm /s current coming straight at them on Friday. This also indicates very high headwinds.
ScreenHunter_196 Jul. 10 18.17

GUESS THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN SAY... SO SHOW ME WHAT YA GOT?

USCG ICEBREAKER POLAR STAR OFF BARROW ALASKA ON 20100710
GUESS YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO KNOW THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS STILL A MONTH AWAY TO MELT THIS LOAD OF SEA ICE.

Half Way Through The North Pole Melt Season – Still The Coldest Summer On Record

ScreenHunter_197 Jul. 10 19.39
The sun is getting lower in the sky now, and temperatures near the North Pole have been record cold this summer.
Chewer says:
It looks to be a crushing defeat for their adventure and egos!
They need to reevaluate their mission before it costs their sponsors and supporters deep embarrassment..

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

After many hours without a report, they are now again reporting, far east along the shore from where their last report was made.

Anonymous said...

Men? A bunch of lads looking for a paid vacation to do a dare-devil stunt. If they need rescue I think they should be required to pay for the icebreaker and helicopter etc... wouldn't it be ironic it it forced them to go bankrupt. I bet that would be a real attitude adjustment for life. It might help keep the dare devils at home but there will always be a few who spoil it for the many.

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

Anonymous said...

Well they could always take some good videos for the next edition of 'JackAss'

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laughs... the blisters photo demonstrates how unprepared they are - Arctic conditions without gloves? Also shows you how little they have practiced rowing else they would already have built up their hands... dare devils and jokers galore!

Rachel Matteson said...

Nature will deal with them soon if they do not stop. Yes, shame on you people for only thinking of yourselves.
- Adirondack-Guide-Boat.com

Anonymous said...

WTHO? ONLY THINKING OF OURSELVES? Lady you need an attitude adjustment a good ******* might help for starters. We are thinking about these idiots who have not prepared - rowboat is not insulated, it capsizes, they are scared to stay offshore out of wind blown shore ice, they grandstand with bs pictures and comments... OURSELVES... WE ARE WORRIED THAT FOUR LADS ARE GOING TO KILL THEMSELF BECAUSE THEY ARE SHORT OF BRAINS TO PLACE THEMSELF IN THIS SITUATION... anyone with horse sense would not do this... it is a dare devil STUNT for media attention... nothing to do with GREEN or renewable power etc... I PRAY THEY MAKE IT HOME ALIVE.

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