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....
Reflections on the expedition - Part 2
11 Apr 2012
Billy Gammon remembers the first encounter with ice and how it was very close to bringing the voyage to an early end. This is the second of a series of interview by Frozen World Books, publishers of FURTHEST NORTH - which tells the story of the Old Pulteney Row To The Pole.
Reflections on the expedition - Part 1
11 Apr 2012
This is the first of a series of interview clips with Jock about the Old Pulteney Row To The Pole. They're from Frozen World Books, publishers of FURTHEST NORTH, the story of the expedition, just published.
Here, Jock tells the story from the skippers' perspective of the crew's first encounter with sea ice...a close call.