Even with a drone to find a route through the ice, and huge amounts of diesel fuel, the only thing that got the Ship Of Fools through was a massive storm which broke up the ice. Apparently climate experts believe that the Arctic never used to have storms before.
What model of drone did Amundsen use when he said the Northwest Passage was open in 1904?
The big story in the Arctic this year is the massive expansion of multi-year ice towards Russia, where there hasn’t been any for quite a few years. The same ice that trapped the Ship of Fools, and caused them to curse and drink vodka for weeks.