Rolex and exploration
Arctic Ocean Traverse - North Greenland, 2007:
Three hundred miles from the nearest land, the Arctic Ocean lapped
at the edge of the sea ice, only yards from Alain Hubert's feet.
While previous explorers had encountered ice many metres thick, Hubert found only water where the Ocean should normally have been frozen into a thick multi-year ice pack. Dogged by anomalous sea ice conditions, Hubert was repeatedly forced to find alternative routes across the now open waters.
Still 120 kilometres from his goal, each new discovery of fractured ice led him to fear the worst.
14 June 2007: Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer's 106-day crossing ended, but the journey was far from over. Hubert continues his quest
to find the cause of this change in the Arctic ice.