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Arctic rowers 'fending off icebergs'

Old Pulteney Row To The Pole Challenge
Jock Wishart (right) is leading the attempt to row to the magnetic North Pole

In a never-before attempted feat, British arctic explorer Jock Wishart is bidding to row to the magnetic North Pole.

He spoke to Today presenter James Naughtie from the arctic, whilst two of his colleagues were "fending off some bergs".

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