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Conditions makes Northwest Passage voyage possible

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Traversing the Northwest Passage is dangerous enough, but now a four-man crew is attempting it by rowing boat in a route once dominated by ice.

The Irish-Canadian team setting out next week to cross the Northwest Passage aboard a 26-foot row boat knows full well the hazards of the fabled journey through the Arctic: the unpredictable storms, the ice jams, the prospect of becoming prey for a polar bear.

“They are the only animal out there that will actively hunt down a human being,” said Kevin Vallely, a veteran adventurer who is part of the expedition.

Click here for the full report by The Guardian.

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