Rowing the Northwest Passage

The group is happy at the beginning. Photo: Ward Perrin, The Vancouver Sun

The group is happy at the beginning.
Photo: Ward Perrin, The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

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Four men are rowing a boat from Inuvik, Northwest Territories to
Pond Inlet, Nunavut.  The boat is 7.6 meters long.  They left Inuvik
in early July.  They hope to arrive in Pond Inlet in early fall.

This route is called the Northwest Passage.
It is a very dangerous route in the far north of Canada.
The water is cold. The route is known for its bad weather and ice.

Map of the Northwest Passage route Map courtesy of MainStream Last First

Map of the Northwest Passage route
Map courtesy of MainStream Last First

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Photo gallery
The Arctic is beautiful, barren and wild.

Snowy owl Photo:  Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Snowy owl
Photo: Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Bearded seal Photo:  Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Bearded seal
Photo: Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Rocky barren Arctic shoreline Photo:  Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Rocky barren Arctic shoreline
Photo: Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Rocky barren Arctic shoreline Photo:  Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Rocky barren Arctic shoreline
Photo: Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Pulling the boat ashore Photo:  Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

Pulling the boat ashore
Photo: Last First Expedition, Kevin Vallely, submitted to The Vancouver Sun

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