Old Pulteney Row to the Pole
Old Pulteney Row to the Pole is the brainchild of Jock Wishart, a seasoned Arctic adventurer and Transatlantic rower. Jock will be leading a small crew in a world's first attempt to Row to the 1996 position of the Magnetic North Pole. Here you can find all you need to know about the expedition and follow the crew’s progress.
Escape from Thor Island
23 Apr 2012
Here are two video clips. First, Billy Gammon, then Jock Wishart - talking about the effort it took to get the boat across the sea ice for the last two miles to the Pole. What they are describing is the climax of the documentary - but no less dramatic even if you know the outcome. Remember, ROWING THE ARCTIC is on BBC ONE at 10:45pm on Wednesday 25th April - and if you miss it, available for 7 days on BBC iPlayer.
13 Apr 2012
The book Furthest North details the crew's closest encounter with a polar bear. It is also featured in the BBC1 documentary ROWING THE ARCTIC - to be screened on 25 April at 10.45pm. Here in one of the series of interviews for Frozen World Books, Jock and Billy describe the drama after Mark Beaumont and Dave Mans decide to sleep in a tent on the shoreline....