Some men wear watches to tell the time, some wear them on adventures. James Bowthorpe, the solo British helmsman of Tudor’s boat built from New York City’s waste, is the latter. Starting his adventure at the Lake Tear of the Clouds (the source of the Hudson River) Bowthorpe is set to undertake a 300-mile mid-winter expedition across treacherous ground, facing the most extreme of the elements. On his wrist he will wear a vital piece of equipment, a Tudor North Flag watch.
Vital? Correct. The North Flag is the modern adventurer’s companion. Inspired by watched supplied to the 1952 British North Greenland Expedition, the North Flag is crafted to perform in the most extreme conditions known to man – precisely what Bowthorpe needs for accurate timekeeping when he embarks on his adventure in October 2015. Last month the team behind Hudson River Project spent a week scouting Hudson River Gorge, one of the most inaccessible parts of the Hudson River – here, in they document their journey.
Film: Antony Crook and James Bowthorpe