I received a press release about this story last week while I was out of contact and off the grid. It seems Bear Grylls, star of Man vs. Wild, has just finished an expedition through the Northwest Passage in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Global Angels, an organization dedicated to aiding children living in poverty or with other disadvantages, around the world.
Bear, and his four companions, set out on the expedition on the 28th of August, and reached their end point of Paulutuk earlier today, 12 days after they got underway. The small, and very remote village is located on Darnley Bay, on the western side of the Passage.
The team made the journey aboard a specially designed Zodiac rigid inflatable boat dubbed the Arctic Wolf. In order to prepare the boat for the rigors of the Northwest Passage however it needed to be fitted with a special shock-aborbing counsel and seats, as well as long range fuel tanks, storage lockers, heaters, and three outboard Mercury engines. Apparently it performed very well, as Bear and the rest of the boys, arrived at their destination ahead of schedule.
To read more about the expedition, as well ad the crew’s daily blog click here.