A team of six explorers were 'exhilarated after they became the first people to row to the magnetic north pole. Jock Wishart and his five-man team were exhausted after their 28-day journey that started in Resolution Bay in Canada but ecstatic to have completed it. They encountered polar bears and collided with icebergs as they travelled on their 450-mile voyage through the Arctic waters in their specially designed vessel. The trip has only recently become possible because of an increase in seasonal ice melt in the Arctic which opened up the waters. Mr Wishart organised the Old Pulteney Row To The Pole to highlight the effects of climate change on the ice in the region. He said: 'I think this is one of my greatest achievements. It was a dream four years ago but now its reality. Up until Friday night we still could not say with certainty that we would reach our destination, so we are all exhilarated and relieved that weather conditions were in our favour and we have completed our row to the magnetic north pole while it was still possible. It is an enormous achievement, and a privilege for our team to have been part of what is one of the worlds last great firsts. Crew member Mark Delstanche, 35, from London, had another reason to celebrate as he became a father to a baby son several days ago. The group set out from ResolutIon Bay in Canada on July 29 in their specially designed boat-cum-sledge the Old Pulteney, which has runners on its underside so that it can be hauled over the ice. They slept in shifts between rowing stints and were fuelled by 7,000 calorie per day dry rations. The group saw around eight polar bears on their journey, one of which came within five feet of them. MO