See you at the starting line!

23rd June 2016by James Ketchell1

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 a little donation to my charity, Over The Wall, you can even come onboard the boat and I’ll show you all the systems.

Over The Wall is a charity that provides free of charge Therapeutic Recreation Camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses. I’ve seen the work they do and it’s truly amazing. Please donate here

You’ll be able to track and follow my progress around GB here Save this in your favourites!

I do need to say a massive thank you to Charlie Pitcher and his team at Rannoch adventure for all the support they have given me. I know the boat will be great!

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the ‘Ultimate Triathlon’ here

Remember guys, the person on top of the mountain did not fall there! Make it happen…

Hope to see you on Saturday,

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