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The navigations in troubled waters of Yvan Bourgnon


BIG STORY – Accused of having cheated in 2017, in one of his solo expeditions, the navigator is now being prosecuted. His adventure, which he assured to do without assistance and without setting foot on the ground, was hailed at the time by the 8 p.m. newspaper…

This Friday, September 22, 2017, the Swiss skipper Yvan Bourgnon is sailing up the mouth of the Nuuk Fjord, in Greenland, aboard his catamaran

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The adventurer is about to disembark in triumph in the northernmost capital of the planet, after seventy days at sea. Yvan Bourgnon completes a feat in a hostile environment between glaciers and ice floes.

At 46, he crossed the Northwest Passage in the maritime space of the Arctic at the end of a journey of 7500 kilometers leading him from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic.

Thanks to the brief boreal summer, it pierced an invisible wall of cold and winds lined with blocks of ice partly thawed in the summer by global warming.

The mini-icebergs almost crushed his skiff, he came close to capsizing and drowning after falling into the frozen water.

The adventurer was stuck for three weeks in moving ice without being able to trace a route.

And as, according to the consecrated expression,

"the 'shit'...

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Source: lefigaro

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