In June 2012, four very excited South Africans and one grumpy Scottish sea dog set sail for the adventure of their lives. After crossing the Atlantic from Scotland, the team did several big wall climbs on the west coast of Greenland and north coast of Baffin Island. The most notable ascent was Improbability Drive on Impossible Wall in Greenland, a new free route that took nine days of continuous living on the wall to complete.
The team then spent another 3 months on Dodo’s Delight (their 33ft fiberglass sailboat) winding their way through the Arctic islands of Northern Canada to complete the Northwest Passage to Alaska.
The project is sponsored by First Ascent Clothing, Beal, Black Diamond and Saltic, Mountain Club of South Africa, Gina Watkins Memorial Trust, Shipton Tillman Goretex Award, Clif Bar, Vega Products and Five Ten. More at arcticproject.wordpress.com