Alex Hibbert begins his epic journey through the North West Passage

Alex Hibbert is the world record-holding polar traveller who has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone in history.

HibbertIn the winter of 2015 and not due to finish until the start of summer, three men will travel one of the most iconic polar routes: The North West Passage. Alex Hibbert and his team will ski, walk and swim 1800 miles fully unsupported (no resupplies or power-assistance) across a treacherous terrain of sea ice! This is the longest ever journey both man-powered or unsupported.

The team knew that the unpredictable nature of the sea ice would mean that they would need a reliable form of communication at all times and so we supplied the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone. The Iridium Extreme offers emergency SOS with notification services and works anywhere in the world so the team know that they can call for help if they ever find themselves in danger.

The team will begin in the east after preparing in a Canadian Inuit settlement and take a a northern route through the passage, changing direction in the Bylot Island region. Reflecting the unpredictable nature of the sea ice, the team will then choose a suitable path to the west and complete their journey beyond the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

a northern route through the passage, changing direction in the Bylot Island region. Reflecting the unpredictable nature of the sea ice, the team will then choose a suitable path to the west and complete their journey beyond the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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