UAF professor travels to Canadian Arctic to find remains of man who died 100 years ago - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Local News
To make a long story short, they never did make it. They tried two different routes from Kaktovik but both times found their path blocked by ice. They made it within 90 miles of Banks Island on their second try before they had to turn around.
“There was too much ice,” Krejci said. “Last year, it was the least amount of ice in the Arctic, and this year, there was much more ice.”
At one point, Krejci said he was worried they would get trapped in the ice like the Karluk did back in 1913.
“We were in this maze of ice for a day trying to get out,” he said. “It was 1913 all over again.”