Tuesday 16th February marked the date, it was finally set. I’d planned to do a specific micro adventure for over two months but everyday life, diary dates and the weather curtailed my intentions. The kit was here, the arrangements were in place and finally, A Night With Jack Wolfskin was going ahead.
I’ve decided to put pen to paper and have a passionate rant about a frustrating situation I have found myself in this week regarding access to land, the act that covers it and the permissions we need, but don’t receive.
At the beginning of 2013, while reading through a long list of new tweets one morning, I noticed a few retweets about a young guy hoping to summit Everest just a year later, at only 18 years of age. I followed, got chatting and have been friends ever since.
Having already completed a climb to the top of the world and a 3000 mile row across the Atlantic, Britain James Ketchell has just completed the ultimate triathlon with an 18,000 mile round-the-world cycle. James hit the record books after returning home at the end of January, having just finished the final leg of his epic journey. He became the first man to row the Atlantic, climb Everest and cycle around the world.
When you hear the phrase “Lands End to John O’Groats” you usually associate that with cycling or possibly even running. But I bet you’d never think of anyone swimming the entire 900 miles from bottom to top. Well, that’s exactly what Sean Conway has just achieved.