Having abandoned his own vessel under protest, McClure later argued that sledging across the pack ice
to HMS Resolute, and then continuing home in another ship, constituted completion of the Northwest Passage.
A sign of how quickly the environment can unexpectedly change around Antarctica came the next day when we had some luck: a southwesterly wind had shifted some of the pack ice
around and the latest satellite maps showed clear paths to the continent.
in the gulf tends to raft and ridge frequently-the proportion of ridged ice usually rises to 25% in February (SMHI 1982).
Danger: The adventurers had to ski over huge cracks in the pack ice
during the charity trek to the North Pole which has so far raised more than pounds 208,000.
Pugh, 38, made it to 81 degrees north latitude before hitting solid pack ice
With one companion, Webb, an undergraduate geography student at the time, rowed through pack ice
and past glaciers and icebergs, mostly for the adventure.
A BRITISH trawler that has been stuck in pack ice
in the Antarctic since before Christmas was yesterday hoping to start up its engine and release itself following a US rescue mission.
For the first time, Australian scientists will use aircraft to count minke whales in the pack ice
When large sections of pack ice
separate they are known as floes and can move on the surface.
Days 4-5: We cross 80iN latitude and penetrate the frozen world of the age-long pack ice
, towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers.
Working their way through the pack ice
, the intention will be to make landfall at Cape Denison.
Plenty has been written about pack ice
and floating, frozen expanses of ice; but few books provide much detail.