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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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16th May 2016
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On Top Of The World!

Hi Guys, Today is the 16th May 2016, a pretty standard day for most people going about their work and general day to day activities I would imagine. Today is also just another day for me too, but exactly five years ago things were quite different. I was stood on the summit of Mt Everest! A height of 8848M almost 30,000ft above sea level, an experience I will never forget. It was all very surreal; my Sherpa, Dorje, and I arrived on the summit at 8.30am after having hauled ourselves up over the famous Hillary Step. The ascent was difficult with the oxygen levels being low; I devised a strategy, I would take 10 steps, rest, another 10 steps and rest and so on. I knew this method would eventually get me to the top – I simply repeated the process and kept going. It was a long slog through […]
22nd April 2016
Book Launch (14 of 18)

Thanks for all the support!

Hi Guys, As I sit here typing this it’s hard to believe that my book is now published and available. It’s been a very long road to get to this point and it still hasn’t sunk in that this chapter of my life, i.e writing my first book is now over. It was a long process taking over a year to write but the concept that has never let me down of “just keep going” has worked for me yet again. I’m already working on my next book which will be very exciting considering the experiences and situations I have found myself in over the past two years. My next adventure will form the final part of the next book too, so let’s see what happens. I think things are going to get interesting this summer! I do need to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended my […]

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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