Over the top 2023
The Northwest Passage has long been both a dream and a nightmare for those seeking a viable route over the top of the world. For hundreds of years, explorers and adventures have tested themselves against the ice, many at the cost of their lives.
In recent years climate change has altered this equation. Now for a brief window in mid-summer, the long-sought passage opens as the sea ice recedes more and more every year. Commercial shipping and oil exploration threaten this pristine wilderness, and it is our goal to capture the grandeur and beauty of this place on film before the floodgates of progress change it forever.
In the summer of 2023, Matty Clarke and Adam Riley will attempt to be the first people to transit the passage in one season in small row boats. Rowing the passage will be the most difficult and dangerous adventure of each of their lives, and with any luck, the most successful. Help us to tell this story and show the world how important this wilderness is for both ourselves and the planet.