Another Arctic Rowing Expedition Comes To Grief

Posted: August 27, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, Temperature, Travel
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But still, global climate models will say: Does Not Compute!

No coffins needed on this occasion fortunately.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t AC Osborn

The Mail reports on yet another Arctic expedition that has come perilously close to real grief:

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Three British rowers attempting a record 1,200-mile voyage across the raging seas of the Arctic Ocean are stranded on a remote volcanic island after being battered by fierce storms.

The trio, part of a six-man crew, were forced to land on the tiny island of Jan Mayen, just 340 miles from their destination on Iceland.

The Polar Row team, including British double Olympic gold medallist Alex Gregory, had endured freezing temperatures and almost constant soaking in their fibreglass boat, which has neither an outboard motor nor sails.

Nightmare: The Polar Row team (pictured) had endured freezing temperatures and almost constant soaking in their fibreglass boat, which has neither an outboard motor nor sails

Nightmare: The Polar Row team (pictured) had endured freezing temperatures and almost constant soaking in their fibreglass boat, which has neither an outboard motor nor sails

Having landed on the island, the three Britons and another rower refused to continue because…

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Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    So much for relying on solar power…on Paul Homewood’s original blog post, John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia writes:

    They should have used wind power.
    “The crew then began the journey south. Weather conditions were constantly overcast and without solar power the batteries were slowly being drained. After five days of no visible sun the crew was forced to go on limited power supply. On day eight of the row the electrical equipment shut off as the batteries were drained.”

    http://www.polarrow.com/

    Also: Skipper Fiann Paul is relentlessly pursing all options to bring new rowers to Jan Mayen to complete the row to Iceland. Having arranged a new crew and a private plane for transport he faced the wall as civilian planes are not permitted to land on Jan Mayen.
    – – –
    Daily Mail reports: Gregory, 33, a father-of-three who won rowing gold medals at the London and Rio Games, wrote on Twitter: ‘I truly believed I wouldn’t see land, my family or anything again.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4826254/British-rowers-stranded-Arctic-nightmare.html

  2. Curious George says:

    Press Release – Team Polar Row successfully reaches Jan Mayen.

  3. Bitter&twisted says:

    Serves the cretins right.
    I have zero sympathy.

  4. ivan says:

    One thing I have never been able to work out – where do the ideas for these stupid stunts come from? Don’t those undertaking them look at what is there or is it a religious faith thing – we believe therefore it must be so?

  5. Bitter&twisted says:

    Ivan, you are right. It is “post modern” thinking.
    If you believe it to be right, particularly if you are part of a “minority group”, you must be.
    Personally I sexually identify as an attack helicopter….

  6. oldbrew says:

    These Arctic sailors didn’t get very far…

    Pen Hadow Gives Up- Blocked By Sea Ice!
    AUGUST 31, 2017
    tags: Arctic
    By Paul Homewood

    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/pen-hadow-gives-up-blocked-by-sea-ice/

    But Hadow still asserts the ice is melting 😆

    – – –
    TOO MUCH ICE FORCES ARCTIC CLIMATE EXPLORERS TO GIVE UP CAMPAIGN
    http://www.thegwpf.com/too-much-ice-forces-arctic-climate-explorers-to-give-up-campaign/