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In 2023 an international team of adventurers and ocean rowers will attempt to row the Northwest Passage, the arctic route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans considered the #LastGreatFirst.
Hoping to navigate a part of the world that has, for so many years, been unforgiving and bordering on inaccessible, this team strives to make history.
This expedition is only possible because the region’s climate is changing, and the sea ice is retreating each year gradually opening the route from July to September. It is through this expedition, we can truly begin to understand our impact on the environment and the steps we must take to preserve it.
Leven Brown is the leader of this extraordinary expedition and his experience with grueling rowing experiences is second to none.
Being one of the most experienced and highly regarded ocean rowing skippers in the world and a multiple Guiness World Record holder, it’s safe to say the rest of the team is in safe hands.
With a rich background as a former Olympic windsurfer representing Barbados and a windsurfing coach, Phillip brings extensive experience to the team. He also embarked on his own remarkable 3,000-mile cross-Atlantic journey in 2003.
A native Orcadian, Davie has undertaken several rowing challenges over the years including a 200-mile Ness Yoal (accomplished in 45 hours). Since then, he’s founded the Orkney Rowing Club and has even been featured on the BBC.
Hailing from South Africa, Daniel is a GP by trade. Over the last 20 years he’s spent his free time pursuing sports and athletics. He hopes for this expedition to be a great learning experience.
A former Royal Marine, Mike has a deep love for travel and exploration. At one point he undertook an impressive 3,500-mile journey across West Africa. Inspired by his ancestor, the explorer Sir John Franklin, Mike aims to pay tribute by completing this challenging expedition.
Robert Strachan, from Aberdeen, runs his own company, Strachan Health Fitness Nutrition. Robert plans to conduct research on confined spaces, group dynamics, and the effects of sleep deprivation. He’s also looking forward to showcasing photography of local wildlife in an exhibition back home.
Another native Scot, Tuppence works as a mixed animal Veterinarian in Ontario. Having a keen interest in Arctic climates since spending time in Norway with the British Exploring Society, Tuppence is excited to undertake this expedition.
With 8 ocean-rowing expeditions under his belt, Livar is no stranger to daring challenges on the open waters. Now, Livar joins this incredible expedition, being able to experience a journey undertaken by trailblazers like Shackleton and Amundsen before him.