Nares Strait map (Researchgate)

This week, famed adventurer Justin Fornal will be swimming from Canada to Greenland: the athlete, explorer, writer and cultural detective joins General Aviation pilot Wesley Archer for the ‘Great Arctic Swim Expedition’, a four year project in the making. Fornal will be the first person ever to swim the ‘Nares Strait’, a 40km stretch between Canada and Greenland. Wesley Archer will be in a kayak next to him, transporting supplies including food and water, while the men will be accompanied and guided by Inuit hunters: the Inuit support team will keep any wildlife (massive Greenland sharks, or territorial walruses) from getting too close. The Arctic adventure will be captured by filmmaker Emiliano Ruprah for a future documentary. Read more on