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.
Follow Ian's progress
You can follow Ian's progess on the map below. This uses GPS data from a tracking system attatched to Ian's boat to identify his position on a global map.