'A Passage Through Ice' Sailing Expedition became the first sailboat in history to cross the infamous M'Clure strait in the Canadian Arctic 2012, and they sailed across the Arctic circle off the coast of Alaska to complete the most Northern Northwest passage ever accomplished by a sailboat.
The international expedition team consisting of Edvin Buregren, Nicolas Peissel and Morgan Peissel have spent three months at sea on a 31 foot boat sailing from Newfoundland Canada to Greenland, through the Canadian Arctic to track the depleting polar ice cap and bring awareness to climate change."
Team used JokaSafe gloves and mittens during the expedition. Gloves kept hands warm and dry in harsh conditions.
"The Arctic is melting at an alarming rate and is clear proof of our disharmony with the planet. By sailing this newly opened route we hope that our expedition will play a small part in bringing further attention to climate change and contributing to a larger shift in attitudes. Our approach to sail across a historical stretch of water that has traditionally been frozen is meant to be a clear visual example of the extent of declining polar ice."