Four Men In A Small Boat Face The Northwest Passage

Author: Scott Neuman [NPR]

Only a few years ago, even large commercial vessels wouldn’t take on the ice-bound Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific via the Canadian north — but climate change has changed all that.

Now, a group of hearty adventurers hopes to be the first to row the 1,900-mile route this summer.

“Several people have kayaked it [a section at a time] over several years. But no one has ever done this under human power in a single season. Not even close,” Kevin Vallely, who is heading up the rowing team, told The Globe and Mail on Wednesday.

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