Letter from SW Soundings No.84 (Sep 2011)
Will Stirling's latest Arctic adventure
He is currently making his way up the West coast of Devon Island in the Arctic after leaving Resolute last Saturday. He is skipper of the support boat for the row to the pole expedition. Six men are rowing from Resolute Bay to the Magnetic north pole (1996 position). Will is skippering two small open boats which are following the rowers with a BBC cameraman aboard filming them. More info can be found on their website www.rowtothepole.com.
Will's crew are sleeping on the ice at night, with a polar bear watchman always on duty! They are living on bags of dried food which they have to add water to, such as omelette and simulated bacon - yum!
Photo from website 20 August. They were facing problems of ice blockage at that time.
From Sara Stirling
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