Young sailors find perspective high in the Arctic

Updated 1012 GMT (1812 HKT) June 19, 2018

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(CNN)High above the Arctic Circle, waves crash aggressively onto Europe's largest three-mast wooden schooner.

Wind howls violently against the ship as it crosses notoriously stormy waters -- tearing its sails in the process. But for the crew on board, as they cross the Barents Sea, this is the adventure of a lifetime.