The 1845 Franklin expedition through the Northwest Passage ended with everybody dead, after getting trapped by ice at several locations.
The ice at 3, 4, 5 on Franklin’s Route is 1.5 to 2.5 meters thick. They would have been trapped by the ice again this year.
And temperatures are below freezing.
However, the Northwest Passage was open in 1904.
And by 1958, there was even less ice.
Yet the climate lies continue endlessly …..