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.
While our ship had been able to cut through the young, thin sea ice at lower latitudes, the pack ice
from 65 degrees south had proved more tricky.
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.
When I showed Richard Glenn [an ice geologist in Barrow] the list, he added sugainnuq and defined it as "huge, moving ice that threatens integrity of the lead edge; could be large piece of pack ice
or agglomeration of multiyear ice and first-year ice".
The profiler collects information each day on its position in the moving pack ice
and takes measurements of seawater pressure, temperature, and salt content.
Tireless, which had 130 crewmen on board, surfaced immediately, punching a hole through the pack ice
for survivors to be airlifted to safety.
British explorer Lewis Gordon Pugh has declared that he has kayaked further to the top of the world than anyone else ever has, even as his bid to reach the North Pole failed - much to his delight.But the renowned extreme swimmer, dubbed the human polar bear, nonetheless warned the Arctic ice pack was thinning and urged world leaders to take immediate action to halt it.Pugh, 38, made it to 81 degrees north latitude before hitting solid pack ice
. He temporarily planted the flags of 192 nations and territories into a floe in a bid for worldwide attention to the issue of climate change.eIuLast year at this latitude I saw three-metre-thick 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