What do you do next after becoming the first team to drive to the South Pole and across Antarctica? Head to the North Pole, obviously. There’s just one problem.
“The wild changes in ice conditions in that region have made a North Pole drive extremely unsafe and unpredictable,” says Scott Brady, publisher of Overland Journal and one of the leaders of Expeditions 7. Over the past decade, he and his team members have driven the same Toyota Land Cruisers across all seven continents, choosing the most challenging routes possible. But this time, the melting of our polar ice caps rendered their chosen objective seemingly impossible.
“There was a high probability of losing a vehicle into the ocean or failing to reach the North Pole,” Brady says.