The picture shows the two choke points where ice put the kibosh to the adventurers' travel plans. The linked story lists all known boats in the area, right down to rowboats and tandem kayaks. The fractions in the story are the percentage of grey-white ice cover in the Bathurst and Prince Regent passages.
Some boats have made it through the passage.
Russia allowed several hundred commercial vessels through their arctic this year.
I respect the adventurers, particularly if they rely on hard evidence over hope.
Hat tip to smalldeadanimals which found the link to Sail World.
Update: Ice ice everywhere. "Residents of Resolute say 20 years have seen nothing like".
UPDATE: Ice map showing 60% increase year over year for end of August Arctic ice.
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