O Six Hundred Kayak - Based on the 4 thousand-year old Inuit kayak design, the O Six Hundred kayak is a self-build 30-piece kit made with CNC-cut pine marine ply & cedar that all snaps together. The 13-foot hull is covered in a tough translucent carbon fabric that you stretch over it. Weight: a mere 22 pounds. $1500
In April 1895 the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen struck out for the Pole on skis after leaving Nansen's icebound ship Fram. The pair reached latitude 86°14′ North before they abandoned the attempt and turned southwards, eventually reaching Franz Josef Land.