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23rd June 2016
Boat test day -20

See you at the starting line!

Hi guys, Well the time has come to get out there and do this! Rowing solo and unsupported around Great Britain is going to be tough, but I’m feeling confident. A distance of 2,000 miles and to date no one has successfully achieved this feat. I was recently asked if I still get nervous? The honest answer is I still get slightly nervous at the beginning of an expedition but it’s a mix of nerves and excitement, with a bit of anxiousness thrown in, wondering if I’ve forgotten anything. I think I’ll be fine! It doesn’t matter if you’ve climbed Everest or rowed oceans, people who do these things still get nervous like anyone else. I’ll be setting off this Saturday 25th June from St Katherine’s Dock at 5pm, I will be there all day with the boat so feel free to come down and say hi. If you can make […]
9th June 2016
Boat test day -1

The Next Adventure!

Hi Guys, I’ve recently been eluding to my next project, which I think most people who know me are familiar with by now. However, it’s now time to share all with you. On Saturday 25th June I will be setting off from St Katharine’s Dock to row solo, nonstop and unsupported around Great Britain. A distance of 2,000 miles and a feat that has not yet been achieved by anyone. Fingers crossed ah! Circumnavigating Great Britain alone in a rowing boat presents many challenges, mainly the tides which I will be trying to use to my advantage, and the winds which can be very erratic. I will drop an anchor when I need to rest as I cannot touch land at any point during the circumnavigation. I will be fully self supported on the boat, no different to any ocean crossing, I will be eating the same dehydrated food and […]
16th May 2016
SAM_0098

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 […]