I watched the recent programme about himself's drive to the North Pole but couldn't understand why the GPS display showed other than 0 - 0. I then read that in fact they went to the Magnetic North Pole. Perhaps this had been made clear earlier but if so I missed it. I would have thought that if one wanted to put all that risk and effort in, one would at least want to go to the real Pole, not one that wanders about.
And it would have taken several days (weeks?) longer to reach the actual North Pole. Based on the location where Clarkson ended up, he was about 1269 km from the Geographical North Pole. The Magnetic North Pole is just off the coast of North America. click here for a google map (zoom out to see the northern tip of Canada).
I watched the original screening a week ago last night - it still makes me smile to think about JC with the nut stuck to his lips and the convenient "hot" drink, plus the hamper goodies produced by the oh so droll May..:-)
One day the TG team is going to run out of ideas for such escapades, so we can only enjoy them whilst they last.
The program was very entertaining and I've no time for the extreme eco freaks who were frothing at the mouth because of the nasty tyre tracks on all the pristine ice pack. But Clarkson as usual was talking such incredible bilge much of the time you wonder what planet he's from. He's so mind bendingly irritating I was hoping the bear would eat him.