Sarah Does It Again! British Adventurer Rows Solo from Japan to Alaska

| September 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

The little rowboat that crossed the sea!

Two years ago, Sarah Outen embarked on a journey to travel from London to London (circumventing the entire globe!) on bicycle and kayak. This week, she completed one leg of her grueling journey, when she arrived in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska after rowing 3,750 nautical miles from her departure point in Japan.

She’s the only person to ever row this route solo, and she did it in only 150 days. Did we mention, that before she even began this crossing, she had already biked and kayaked 11,000 miles from London to Japan?

Sarah will now head back to the UK to rest before beginning her second leg, departing from Alaska in Spring 2014. You can follow her progress on her blog.

Sarah has two goals as she undertakes this amazing feat: to inspire people to try new things they have always wanted to do and to raise money for her favorite charities: CoppaFeel!, MND Association, The Jubilee Sailing Trust and WaterAid. You can donate here.


Sarah celebrating with some well-earned champagne!

Category: Extreme, Making a Difference

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A.K.A. "Jenn 2," I'm here to to engage the wonderful community of women adventurers currently wandering the earth! When I'm not skiing, I love to speak Russian, sing jazz, and ride my bike. Find me on Google +

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  1. Phil Harris says:

    I spent the year of 1961 on Adak, Alaska back when it was a U S Navy base. It is truly remote and not where many people visit on purpose since the navy base was closed.

    If her goal of either bicycling or kayaking around the world from London to London is true then it is another 900 miles from Adak (an island) to Anchorage, Alaska (the mainland) and where she can switch from the kayak to her bicycle.

    However, what she has done so far is truly amazing.

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