Alex, 36, is a multi-discipline adventurer, since 2015 she has hiked over 9,400 miles across America and New Zealand on the Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Te Araroa Trails. Alex has cycled around 4,000 miles across Australia and Indonesia, she’s also climbed up to 6,500m on Mera Peak in the Himalayas and has rowed across the English Channel.
During this podcast Alex shares more about her most recent adventure rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. She talks about the preparation, the challenges, dealing with sea sickness and adventure blues and what she hopes to achieve in the future.
As always Alex gives lots of practical advice and tips to help you achieve your dreams and goals.
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Who is Alex
What adventures and challenges she's done
Getting the idea for rowing an ocean in 2016
Team mate wanted on explorers connect
Dealing with doubt - can I do this….
Why the timing the first time wasn’t right
Rowing the Atlantic as a training row..
Signing up for 2 rows!
Partnering with Oxford Brooks University to continue the research
Getting a taste for Ocean Rowing by rowing the English Channel
Dealing with injury and sea sickness…
Funding the rows
Qualification and skills needed on an independent row
Starting rowing on the 5th January 2020
Final weeks of preparation
Starting from Lanzarote
Being on the Ocean!
The power of team work to get the boat ready
The realities of life on the boat
Being ill for the first 2 weeks with sea sickness
Rowing 2hrs on 2hrs off
Pooing and periods on the boat
Moving from a 4 person crew to a 3 person crew
The memories and moments which stand out
Not believing it’s been achieved
Dealing with adventure blues, Covid and planning for the next row
Changes to future plans
adjusting to a new normal
Getting a part time job with Tesco
Working with Jo Bradshaw
Final words of advice
Rowing - Monkey Fist Adventures - Mixed crew rowing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 2020 as team Brain Waves. Supporting research into Parkinson’s Disease and PTSD
Website - https://monkeyfistadventures.com
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