”Another attempt in 1597 by the Dutch explorer William Barents ended with his ship being trapped and crushed in the ice. Barents and his crew were forced to spend the winter in a makeshift driftwood hut living on polar bear meat. Barents, after whom the polar Barents sea is named, did not survive either.”
Seems like nothing ever becomes as adventarous as it was back then. Wodden boats, no motor no proper way of conserving food onboard.