Air Canada - the fastest way to fly to Canada from Sydney, is a keen supporter of this expedition - both the 2005 and 2008 journey.
Rated as the "Best airline in North America for 2005" in a Skytrax survey of over 12 million passangers, we are delighted to fly Air Canada to the start of this adventure. Our relationship with this airline has gone from strength to strength ever since they flew us Executive-First Class to Canada to set off on our world first ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day’ Expedition in 2005. Bliss.
We am very proud to have Air Canada onboard again supporting our 2008 return to Victoria Island.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.