Adventurer plans to row to the North Pole

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A Scottish sailor is planning to lead a six-person team to the North Magnetic Pole by rowboat 435 miles through the ice-choked waters of the Canadian Arctic.

The expedition leader, Jock Wishart, crewed aboard a record-setting 74-day circumnavigation in a powerboat in 1998.

"It has only become possible to consider an attempt like this in recent years due to the increase in seasonal ice melt," Wishart's "Row to the Pole" Web site states.

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