handed across the Atlantic Ocean. Three years prior to that I was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left me with broken legs, a severely broken and dislocated ankle and the prognosis that I was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment. I was lucky enough to make an almost complete recovery.
My time on Everest and row across the Atlantic was a fantastic experience and I knew quickly that this would not be the last time I enjoyed these environments. I have always wanted to cycle around the world and with that in mind a new project was born!
Row the Atlantic, climb Everest and cycle around the world, completing all three events in under one year! An ultimate global triathlon.
Here you will be able to keep up to date with Pushing Limits and track me around the world as I row, climb and cycle the earth!
In January 2013 I will row across the Atlantic with friend and ex Royal Marine Chris Gleghorn. We will depart from La Gomera and row the 3,000 miles to Barbados. Setting off in January allows us to take advantage of the trade winds and currents present this time of year. We will arrive some 50-60 days later - in time for the start of the Himalayan climbing season.
Chris will return to the UK and I will head to Nepal to start my acclimatization phase. Having already been fortunate enough to have stood on the top of Mount Everest I am confident, but only too aware, at how tough and unforgiving the environment is. I will climb with my Sherpa from my previous trip and the plan is to document the story of these amazing people and their culture. All being well I am aiming to be finished on Everest by early June.
On the 1st of July I will depart from London on a global cycle of just over 18,000 miles. I will have six months to cover the distance and make it back to London in under a year from the start of my row, completing all three events in less than 365 days!
Throughout the journey I will be linking schools around the world sharing stories of adventure and educational information, while raising awareness for a wonderful children’s charity The ELIFAR Foundation. This is my just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/James-Ketchell
I’ll be capturing the story of this ultimate adventure over a year and it will be illustrated in a six part documentary
I will also be cycling from San Diego to Miami this July making a separate documentary called ‘Coast to Coast’. This will make a great training ride for the global cycle next year and allow me to test myself and equipment.
You can also follow me via Twitter @captainketch
I look forward to sharing this adventure with you all.
Out for now
James, AKA Captain Ketch