Rowers forced to cut short Far North trip 0
Two of a four man rowing team on a 25 foot custom vessel called The Joule during the media preview at Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday June 18, 2013. The four men Kevin Vallely, Paul Gleeson, Frank Wolf and Denis Barnett, planned to row 3,000 km through the Northwest Passage to bring awareness to the profound affects climate change is having on the environment. (CARMINE MARINELLI / 24 HOURS)
Cold weather has forced a group of men attempting to row through Canada’s Far North to stop their journey near the halfway mark.
The group intended to row from Inuvik, N.T. to Pond Inlet, Nunavut to raise awareness for climate change.
On their website log, the men said that after 54 days they were drastically behind schedule and would need another 60 days.