Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat (Paperback)Sarah Outen (author)
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On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, the Atlantic and eventually home. A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean amid tropical storm Mawar, her boat broken, her spirit even more so.
But that wasn't the end. Despite ill health and depression, giving up was not an option. So Sarah set off once more to finish what she had started, becoming the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, as well as the first woman to row the Pacific from West to East. She kayaked the treacherous Aleutian chain and cycled the Americas, before setting sail on the Atlantic, despite the risk of another row-ending storm...
Dare to Do is more than an adventure story. It is a story of the kindness of strangers and the spirit of travel; a story of the raw power of nature, of finding love in unexpected places, and of discovering your inner strength. It is about trying and failing, and trying again, and about how, even when all seems lost, you can find yourself.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 416 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 24 mm
Sarah has self-reliance and belief in quantities I haven't come across in anyone else. She is a wonderful and nutty individual with a powerful story to tell. -- Mark Beaumont
There is only one Sarah Outen. A unique blend of powerful female athlete and childish silly friend. -- Ed Stafford
Her natural charisma, talent for storytelling and unrivalled persistence sets Sarah Outen apart. She is the top female adventurer of the 21st Century - nobody else comes close. -- Dave Cornthwaite
Definitely mad. Definitely marvellous. -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes
A gripping adventure story that is rare in its courage and rarer still in the way it feels fresh and contemporary. -- Tristan Gooley, author of 'How to Read Water'
Like Wild - only Wilder. * BT Sport *
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