How many explorers want to fail?
Well here's one: Lewis Pugh is planning to try to kayak 1,200 km or 745 miles from Spitzbergen to the North Pole.
And if he does it it would be bad news, another sign of the impact of Climate Change on the shrinking polar ice cap.
But its another chance for this long distance swimmer to raise the issue on the political agenda.
On Radio Scotland with Susan Calman
3 hours ago