Originally Posted by Boasun
There are other questions that can be asked.
Such as would you go?
Would you allow you significant other to go?
What other questions come to mind beside the sanity of those going?
At the risk of being ridiculed, I confess that transitting the NWP has been a dream of mine since I was a youngster. Not one I'm likely ever to realize, but I do get a vicarious thrill reading about other expeditions that make the attempt, a number of which have been successful in recent years.
I can still vividly remember watching -- in junior high school -- the movie about the Manhatten (ice-breaking oil tanker) making its attempt on the NWP. They got stuck and needed help form some of the larger CG icebreakers, but that was in the early '70s. Today they'd easily make it.
Now's the time to do it, before the next little ice age returns....