Let's keep this thread to information on actual boats doing the Northwest Passage
or the Northern Sea Route
No climate change stuff.
No environmental stuff.
Just boats doing it, planning on doing it or why they would never do it again.
I'm not ready to do it. In fact, until recently, I was not interested. I think the Arctic is boring, plus all the other issues. But an almost ice free passage
would be very enticing,especially because in a few years I will be in Northeast Asia
and wanting to return to Northern Europe
The Northern Sea Route
would probably be ideal, if not for political issues and the rules Russia
has imposed. On the other hand, if I had a crew-mate who was Putin's buddy, maybe it's doable.
I'd also like to know what temporary protections people have done for their hulls against sheet ice (not pack ice).
Richard on Dauntless