Ian will be rowing a small boat over 3,100 miles, with only the stars to guide him to raise money for the SAS Regimental Association’s Sentinels programme and St Michael’s Hospice in Herefordshire. He will be rowing for between nine and twelve hours each day and estimates that the crossing will take him around 95 days. He will start the challenge in mid-May.
From tackling Everest, to escaping kidnap in Syria, Ian’s life has been anything but dull. He’s a qualified yacht master, an ex-SAS solider with 27 years of experience and a mountain guide. Now 55 and a grandfather, he’s attempting to complete a challenge that has been his ambition for decades.
COMPLETING THE JOURNEY
Ian arrived at the Isles of Scilly on Monday 23 August, after 85 days in the Atlantic Ocean. During that time, he battled through capsizings, a force 10 storm and serious injuries. Read more about his journey.