An Epic Journey to a Disappearing World

Members of the Arctic Row team in training for their 1,300 mile journey, left to right, Scott Mortensen, Neal Mueller, Paul Ridley, and Collin West Photograph courtesy of Arctic Row

On July 15, a small boat will quietly depart in the early morning from the small town of Inuvik, Canada, launching four rowers on a frigid 1,300-mile journey across the Arctic Ocean until they reach the shores of Russia. For the next 30 days, the 29-foot-long, 6-foot-wide boat will be home to four experienced adventure athletes, three of whom have MBA degrees. They’ll be using their leadership and teamwork skills to help them survive what they hope will be the world’s first nonstop, unsupported row across the Arctic Ocean.

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