Since Columbus encountered the land barrier of America in 1492, many explorers have ventured into the inhospitable Arctic regions in search of the infamous Northwest Passage, a navigable channel that was believed to connect the North Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. The search lead to untold hardship and tragedy, but also eventually to heroism and endurance like no other.
It is with this intrepid history of exploration that Bear Grylls and his team of five will attempt to cross the North West Passage in an open Rigid Inflatable Boat named "Arctic Wolf". This small boat is a custom made RIB, with ice breaking capability and reinforced inflatable tubes. They will leave on the 28th of August from Pond Inlet, Canada, and spend around 14 days going West, all the way to Tuktoyaktuk.