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Old 01-05-2001
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Not getting caught in the pack-ice!

I would like to sail from the United Kingdom to the Pacific via the north of Norway and Russia. I understand that the northern sea route is passable some years in the arctic high summer (July to September). Although the lesson of the ill-fated voyage of the Karluk clearly shows that August is sometimes too late. That, however, was in 1913. What effect has global warming had since then?

I’d be grateful to hear of other people’s views of the possibility of such a trip. I’d also be pleased to hear of your experiences of sailing in high latitudes and any pointers to relevant web sites and other authorities concerning weather conditions, ice cover etc. would be most useful.

Please either respond on the BB or e-mail me direct.