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Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award 2106On 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.
About the Author
Sarah Outen is a British adventurer, motivational speaker and author. In November 2015 Sarah completed her London2London: Via the World expedition, which saw her attempt to kayak, cycle and row 25,000 miles around the Northern Hemisphere. The journey took 4.5 years and was all the richer for not turning out exactly as had been planned.www.sarahouten.com@SarahOuten
An epic feat.
—The Times, -
Definitely mad. Definitely marvellous. A seriously tough expedition.
—Sir Ranulph Fiennes, -
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, -
Like Wild - only Wilder.
—BT Sport, -
Sarah is an honest, open, courageous and inspiring person... and has a contagious love for life. I can't wait for her book.
—Dame Ellen MacArthur, -
Sarah has raised the bar of adventure travel with genuinely ground-breaking triumphs. And it has been her willingness to share the inner journey, the doubts, fears, and frustrations, that has truly set her apart.
—Roz Savage, author of 'Stop Drifting, Start Rowing', -
That's the way to do adventure.
—Ben Fogle, -
There is only one Sarah Outen. A unique blend of powerful female athlete and silly friend.
—Ed Stafford, -
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.