Paul Ridley warns to expect ‘a cold that will scare you’ when rowing in the Arctic Ocean. Photos: Scott Mortensen Paul Ridley warns to expect ‘a cold that will scare you’ when rowing in the Arctic Ocean. Photos: Scott Mortensen
Paul Ridley warns to expect ‘a cold that will scare you’ when rowing in the Arctic Ocean. Photos: Scott Mortensen
Mark Agnew
Opinion

Opinion

The Arctic Rower by Mark Agnew

Expect cold that scares you and terrifying tension of encroaching ice in rowing the Northwest Passage, warns polar pioneer

  • Paul Ridley and his team are the first to row in the Arctic, in 2012, and though surrounded by beauty the dangers put him on edge for 41 days
  • SCMP reporter seeks advice as he attempts to become the first person to row the Northwest Passage in 2021

Paul Ridley warns to expect ‘a cold that will scare you’ when rowing in the Arctic Ocean. Photos: Scott Mortensen Paul Ridley warns to expect ‘a cold that will scare you’ when rowing in the Arctic Ocean. Photos: Scott Mortensen
Paul Ridley warns to expect ‘a cold that will scare you’ when rowing in the Arctic Ocean. Photos: Scott Mortensen
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