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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.


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4th July 2016
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Update, Down But Not Out!

Hi Guys, Firstly, I need to say a big thank you to everyone for all the messages of concern and support that I’ve been inundated with. I can honestly say you really never do know what’s around the corner, I can not believe that I left London just over a week ago and now I’m typing this blog from dry land. For those that have been following me you’ll know that I made fairly quick progress from Tower Bridge around Margate and onto Dover, where the weather turned pretty nasty. This wasn’t a problem as I was taking shelter behind the harbour wall and had the boat just sitting on an anchor holding my position. On Thursday evening I started feeling very weak and could not stop being sick. I also noticed that my urine was almost black. I was very taken aback by this as I was drinking what […]
27th June 2016
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Round GB row – first stop – Margate

Hey guys, Well it’s time to write my first blog from sea. All is going well so far, I’m currently anchored off Margate so am making good progress despite taking it fairly easy. I’m currently waiting for high tide and then I’ll make my way around passed Ramsgate and onto Deal. The winds are forecast to be light this evening but are picking up considerably tomorrow so that’s going to make things interesting! I need to say a massive thank you to everyone that came along to my launch on Saturday, despite the rain it was great to get so much support. A big thank you to Over The Wall for there fantastic support. Also Charlie and Angus from Rannoch for coming down from Essex on the Rib in order to take people out on the water. This is the best link to use for tracking my progress http://z6z.co/gbrow Don’t […]

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


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