Starting the series of “Woman Adventurer”, my first post goes to Sarah Outen.
Shes is a British athlete and adventurer. Outen was the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean and also the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Alaska. She completed a round-the-world journey, under her own power, by rowing boat, bicycle and kayak, on 3 November 2015.
Sarah’s expedition career started in her early twenties when, following the death of her father, she readied herself to tackle an ocean row to raise money for Arthritis charities in his name. And at the age of just 24 Sarah spent 124 days alone at sea rowing from Australia to Mauritius to become the first woman and youngest person ever to row solo across the Indian Ocean.
She rowed more than 4100 miles, which almost turned into tragedy but she never stopped believing herself and reached the coast after 4 months.
If this is not enough, during her journey she was already planning something even bigger – London2London: via the World.
It was to be an epic 25,000-mile odyssey that took her a gruelling 4.5 years to complete. Sarah nearly lost her life on more than one occasion and the mental and physical battles took everything she had to overcome.
Find out more about Sarah’s London2London: Via the World
I am defiantly adding her book Dare to Do to my reading list.
It is also shortlisted for the Wanderlust Adventure Travel Book of the Year 2016.
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