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  • Conquer the North Atlantic: a Monumental Rowing Adventure

    Conquer the North Atlantic: a Monumental Rowing Adventure

    Rowing the North Atlantic is a monumental feat that requires incredible physical and mental endurance. The North Atlantic is known for its challenging weather patterns, strong currents, and unpredictable conditions, making it one of the most demanding bodies of water to cross. On 28th Jan 2016, approaching midnight – I was sitting in my rowing position on the…


  • Kayak the English Channel : Dungeness to Boulogne

    Kayak the English Channel : Dungeness to Boulogne

    BBC . South East Today – Evening News 25.6.2021 – I’m on the Telly!!! On the 3rd February 2021, I completed my chemotherapy treatment for Cancer and rang the Bell. Six months later 3rd August 2021 to celebrate this milestone I paddled a red kayak from Dungeness to Boulogne on the Frech Coast, sporting my…


  • Discover the Majestic Beauty of the Sahara Desert: A Trek into the World’s Largest Hot Desert

    Discover the Majestic Beauty of the Sahara Desert: A Trek into the World’s Largest Hot Desert

    To me, the Sahara displays an awe-inspiring uniqueness as did the North Pole. They share extremes of contrasts yet alike in so many ways; legend, mystery and raw beauty. Both can and will kill you if you don’t respect them. The Sahara is the largest non-polar desert on our planet; 3,320,000 square miles (8,600,000 square km)…


  • “How I Climbed Kilimanjaro Twice, Once with a Metal Knee”

    “How I Climbed Kilimanjaro Twice, Once with a Metal Knee”

    Kilimanjaro demands respect, this mighty dormant volcano, soaring from the African plains, stands as the tallest freestanding mountain globally, reaching a staggering 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Undertaking the challenge of conquering Kilimanjaro is not merely a physical feat; it’s a journey of personal determination and endurance. Embarking on this adventure with friends,…


  • Highest Rugby Match Ever Played at 20,771 ft on Mount Everest 2019

    Highest Rugby Match Ever Played at 20,771 ft on Mount Everest 2019

      In April 2019 we trekked in the footsteps of Mallory and Irvine, up the Magic Highway’ to Mt Everest’s Advance Base Camp (ABC3) 6,500m/ 21325ft ; which is just below the North Col to play two games of Rugby on a glacier. Myself and Lesley, trekked and played alongside, Rugby stars Lee Mears, Ollie Phillips, Shane Williams,…


  • Ocean Rowing: The Ultimate Maritime Challenge

    Ocean Rowing: The Ultimate Maritime Challenge

    The Harrowing Realities of Ocean Rowing: A Journey of Endurance and Survival   The Toby Wallace Atlantic Row – January/February 2016 Tragedy struck in the night of February 14th. Location close to 18 29′ N  039 06′ W. over a thousand miles from land. https://my.yb.tl/oceanusrowing Simon gave a loud warning shout, “big wave”. I looked up…


  • The Polar Race : to the Top of the World

    The Polar Race : to the Top of the World

    On April 9th, 2009, I faced an extraordinary challenge— the Toughest Race on Earth At 61, with 28 years of sobriety strengthening my resolve, I stood alongside my 34-year-old teammate, James Trotman. Embarking on the Race to the North Pole was more than just a contest; it was a daring expedition and the ultimate test…


  • The Water Bowline: Reliable Knot for Wet / Slippery Conditions 

    The Water Bowline is a type of knot that is a variation of the classic Bowline, known for its strength and security. It’s particularly used in maritime activities because it holds well under load and can be easily untied even after being subjected to a heavy strain. Key Features of the Water Bowline: To tie…


  • Proven Strategies for Enhancing Cardiovascular Health : What You Need to Know

    Proven Strategies for Enhancing Cardiovascular Health : What You Need to Know

    Key aims of cardio/aerobic exercises are crucial for maintaining overall health and fitness. These types of exercises primarily focuses on improving the efficiency of the cardiovascular system, which includes the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Understanding the aims of cardiovascular training can help you develop a more effective workout routine and achieve your health goals.…


  • Benefits of Indoor Rowing: A Complete Full-Body Workout

    By incorporating Indoor Rowing into your training regimen, you can prepare your body for a wide range of Adventurous Activities. Welcome to my fitness journey, where I explore the transformative power of indoor rowing. Join me as I dive into the numerous benefits that indoor rowing has to offer, providing valuable insights and practical advice…