Taking Opportunities

7th October 2015by admin0


Hi everybody,

It’s been a busy few weeks, mostly with training and preparation for the Atlantic Pedalo crossing this January, which I am eagerly looking forward to.

A few weeks ago an opportunity came my way, and it didn’t take me long to decide whether I was going to take it. How many opportunities come your way, and do you always take them? I guess opportunities come to all of us in some way, shape of form. Sometimes the crucial ability is being able to recognise an opportunity, or turn something into an opportunity.

I have thought a lot about opportunities and realised I simply wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for an opportunity that came my way. So with that in mind I am heading out to the Amazon jungle in November. It’s a short trip with the objective being to film a series of short videos.

On 5th November I’ll be flying out to Rio, then connecting on an onward flight to Manaus. I will be joined by a friend, Phil from Rare Adventurers, who has spent many years in the Jungle during his 28 years in the Royal Marines. I couldn’t think of a better person to be heading in to the Jungle with.

We will be testing some new kit from global communications provider Inmarsat, which is extremely exciting. The plan is to beam content straight back to your living rooms. Watch this space, as there will be more on this little adventure soon.

Preparations are going well for the Atlantic Pedalo project, which starts in the New Year. We will officially be launching the project on Saturday 31st October by rowing and pedaling down the River Thames. We’ll be making our way from Teddington out to the Thames Barrier and back, if you’re in London on this day let me know and we will give you a wave, or even better, maybe you can come and have a pedal.

Don’t forget to get in contact if you’d like to order your Captain Ketch baseball cap – they’re flying out the door.

Out for now,

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”.


Email: james@jamesketchell.net
Email: james@jamesketchell.net