Mission 1: Top of the World
From 03.03.2006 to 08.06.2006 - Status: abandoned
In February 2006, Adventure Ecology launched its 1st expedition: Mission 1 "Top of the World". Their challenge is to traverse the Arctic Ocean from Russia to Canada via the North Pole to highlight the issues that surround climate change and its worldwide effects in particular on Polar regions.
They aim to raise awareness, inspire, empower and create a global network of virtual and real Adventure Ecologists.
Take one of earth's most dangerous and environmentally challenged regions, 16 Inuit dogs, blend in 4 experienced polar adventurers, 2.5 tonnes of high tech expedition gear, 35kg of chocolate, add a dash of polar history, enough animations to make PIXAR tremble, a large portion of world records and then chill to -40°c... And there you have the recipe for, "Making Learning an Adventure".
The team utilised cutting edge satellite technology to post a series of daily voice, text and photographic dispatches to the world through the Adventure Ecology Expedition website.
- Where: Cape Arctichesky (Russia) to Cape Columbia/Ellesmere Island (Canada) via the North Pole
- Distance: 1240 Miles /1800 Km
- When: March 2006 Ãâ June 2006
- How: Skiing, Walking, Swimming and Dog Sledding
- Team Size: 4
- Paul Landry (50) - Canadian
- David de Rothschild (27) - British
- Martin Hartley (38) - British
- Sarah McNair-Landry (19) - Canadian
- Average Temperature: -32°C