This winter one man takes on the challenge to build a boat made entirely of New York Cities waste.
The Hudson River Project follows adventurer and craftsman, James Bowthorpe as he collects usable waste from one of the world's most metropolitan cities, New York.
The Hudson River Project aims to re-forge links between the city and the natural environment from which it sprang and re-frame how we perceive sustainability. Undertaking a 300-mile mid-winter descent through snow and ice, whitewater rapids and international shipping lanes, Bowthorpe will begin his journey in LakeTear of the Clouds, the source of The Hudson River and travel down through the city.
On his wrist, a vital piece of equipment: his TUDOR North Flag watch. Inspired by watches supplied to the 1952 British North Greenland Expedition, the North Flag is crafted to perform in the most extreme conditions known to man. A finely honed scientific instrument of unprecedented technical content, the North Flag watch is fitted with TUDOR’S first Manufacture movement, making it the modern adventurer’s tool watch companion.
The COSC certified chronometer movement with silicone balance spring, guarantees accurate timekeeping even in the mid-winter, icy conditions of the Hudson River. The watch is waterproof to 100 metres, dust resistant and shockproof, meaning that it will weather even the most treacherous of terrains. The white Super Luminova luminous dial can be seen in the dark, making it simple to read at a glance at any time of the day or night - ideal and necessary for an adventure of this nature. And, as proven by British North Greenland adventurers of old, the watch will be used as a traditional sun compass for navigational purposes making it a vital multi-purpose piece of equipment on the trip.
The final outcome of James' trip which began in October will be showcased in a film, due to be released next year.