August, 18 2018, after a harsh winter and no summer there is still a lot of “old” ice (1 to 3 years old) blocked in the sounds.
The ice cap is also present in Beaufort Sea, blocking the exit.
Autumn seems to be already settling. The ice is shaping again and annouce the end of a possible opening for the passage. We’ll return South via Nuuk heading to the Azores.