In France a solo woman and a men's duo are preparing to paddle and row a partial route of the Northwest Passage in the north of Canada and Alaska.
Experienced ocean rower, Anne Quéméré is quite busy with the preparation at the moment, she told ExWeb.
According to her website she plans to paddle 3000 km in a Grand Narak kayak.
"This kayak is equipped with a rudder - in order to correct the drift due to the wind or the current – which can be fold on the rear deck during transport or when paddling in not very deep water. It is controlled with both feet thanks to a system of pedals and cables. Finally, its carrying capacity convinced me in my final choice."
Depending on the sea ice her route will stretch from Pond Island, Baffin Island, west to the Pacific Ocean.
Meeting Anne on their way east, Charles Hedrich and Pierre-Marie Bazin plan to start mid-June from Nome, Alaska, and row to Pond Inlet; a 6000 km voyage, Hedrich says on his website.
They expect to be 3-4 months at sea.
training on Lac Vert Passy, Haute-Savoie (France)