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The Ultimate Triathlon

The Climb/The Row/The Cycle

James Ketchell is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador.

On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”.

Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment.

Latest Blog

7th February 2016

One week down already

Hi everyone, Everything is going well out here in the Atlantic. We are averaging between 60 and 70 nautical miles per day, and even managed 81 miles yesterday! We are currently slightly ahead of target but things can change in a split second in this environment, so we can’t afford to get complacent. The wind is still behind us, usually blowing at about 10 knots, so it’s pretty rough most of the time and very overcast. We are waiting for the weather to turn as we approach warmer climes and we’re holding out for a bit of sunshine. We had a potentially interesting encounter with an oil tanker yesterday: we could see them (a huge blot on the horizon, about 4 miles away), but they did not see us, so we had to radio in and exchange a few pleasantries, to make them aware of our little rowing boat! We […]
2nd February 2016

And we’re off…

Hi everyone, Anthony and I left Puerto de Mogán at exactly midday yesterday, Monday 1st February 2016. There were loads of people there to wave us off, the atmosphere was buzzing! You can see the video here: As we set off, the sea conditions were quite choppy and the wind was against us, but it has now turned in our favour. We are being blown along at an impressive 10 knots, despite the weather being grey and quite chilly. We have been rowing and pedalo-ing in shifts, 24/7. Luckily, neither of us have suffered from sea sickness yet and Anthony is getting into the groove, finding his sea legs. We are both looking forward to a dinner of spaghetti bolognese and chocolate pudding: my favourite meal! We had a slight challenge yesterday, in that we found an air leak in the water maker. We called Rannoch Adventures on the […]

James believes that everyone has the ability to be whoever they want to be and achieve whatever they want to achieve. If a simple protocol of never giving up is adhered to