Two British explorers traveling the Arctic Coast of Canada in Feathercraft folding kayaks have hit a “wall of ice” blocking their route through the famed Northwest Passage.
In the first stage of a 3,000-mile kayak and dog-sled Arctic Voice expedition to visit Inuit villages and create links to schools in England, Glenn Morris and Stephen Doughty were forced to turn back from severe floes and return to the village of Tuktoyaktuk on July 11.
“It was like a massive maze,” Glenn wrote in the most recent dispatch. “We started going from straight forwards to sideways to backwards and then we ended up realising that there were these huge lumps of pack ice were closing around us. …”