James, is more commonly known for the completion of three endurance undertakings, that early on became recognised as the “Ultimate Triathlon”, a term that was labelled by the media and has stuck ever since, with his first book taking the very same title.
More recently, In 2019 and with only two years of flying experience he secured his name into the record books after flying his gyroplane around the world in 175 days.
However there are many more adventures under this man’s belt that make up an impressive adventure CV, and in some cases almost costing his life!
Rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 110 days 4 hours & 4 minutes. Crossing from La Gomera to Antigua in the Caribbean.
Sailed from Antigua to Horta in the Azores as a crew of five on board a 54 yacht.
Climbed Island Peak in the Himalayas and trekked to Everest Base camp
Successfully reached the summit of Mt Everest on 16th May, despite suffering with pneumonia diagnosed on return to UK.
Cycled 3,000 miles across the USA from San Diego to Miami
Failed attempt to climb Himalayan mountain Ama Dablam, due to sickness.
Cycled 18,000 miles around the world in six months, visiting schools on route.
Failed attempt to row across the Indian Ocean from Geraldton Western Australia to Matrious. Rescued 500nm from Australian coast.
Kayaked the length of the River Thames
Failed attempt to pedalo across the Atlantic Ocean, rescued mid ocean, when expedition partner became unwell.
Failed attempt to row solo around Great Britain due to sickness.
Cycled 3,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain.
Completed the first Fédération Aéronautique Internationale ratified circumnavigation of the globe in a gyroplane in 175 days flying 24,000 nautical miles.
See the route James flew here