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Chris Bertish Crosses the Atlantic on a SUP

Chris Bertish Atlantic SUP Crossing

Chris Bertish became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard when he landed in Antigua in March after successfully completing a 4,050-mile voyage alone at sea. The South African surfer, who lived in Newquay for several years, secured his place in the history books with his epic journey which took three months to complete. The

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Cornish Rower In Record Breaking Pacific Crossing

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A Cornish rower was among an all-female team to become the first crew to row across the Pacific Ocean in a four-man boat. Laura Penhaul from Redruth was part of the coxless crew who set off from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco last April, reaching Cairns in Australia at the end of January. The crew spent 257 days at sea in their 29ft bright pink rowing

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Extreme Endurance Adventurer Conquers the Ultimate British Triathlon

Sean Conway arriving at Land's End after completing The Ultimate British Triathlon. Land's End , Cornwall

Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway today became the first person in history to complete the Ultimate British Triathlon, after finishing his extraordinary attempt to run the entire length of Great Britain – from John O’Groats to Land’s End – totally unsupported, carrying all his own kit, including a tent, and sourcing food and water along the way. The

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Cycling to South Pole on Cornish Bicycle

Antarctic Bicycle adventure

On the 27th December 2013, 35 year-old Maria Leijerstam became the first person in the world to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole on a recumbent bicycle made in Cornwall.   Elliot Walker's insight: A British woman became the first person in the world to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole on a

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Cornish Rower Plans Atlantic Expedition

Rosie's row

Rosie Greaves from Calstock in Cornwall is planning to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean next year to raise money for for local charity CHICKS, which offers free week long respite breaks for underprivileged children from across the UK. The Cornish woman hopes to raise £150,000 for her epic trans-Atlantic expedition in a 24-ft ocean rowing boat which is scheduled to

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British Woman to Climb Lhotse

Climber Bonita Norris

British adventurer Bonita Norris has embarked on a trip which will see her attempt to climb Lhotse (8,516m) in the Himalayas - the fourth highest mountain in the world. Lhotse will be Bonita’s third climb over 8000m having climbed Mount Mansaslu (8163m) as part of her training for her successful assent of Everest in 2010, when she became the youngest British Woman to

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Female Transatlantic Rowing Record Attempt

Row for Freedom

A crew of six ladies will attempt to break the record for the fastest all-female team to row across the Atlantic, when they depart from La Gomera in the Canaries this month. The women, all from Britain except their American skipper, have trained extensively for their endevour in the South West with support from the Brixham Sea School. Row For Freedom, in aid of ECPAT UK,

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Dartmoor Twins Prepare for Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Rowers

Twins Hugo and Ross Turner from Dartmoor, are hoping to set two world records as they join their university friends to take part in the world renowned Atlantic Rowing Race, aiming to raise £150,000 for Spinal Research.By taking part in the 3,000 mile trans-Atlantic crossing between the Canary Islands and Barbados, the Atlantic4 crew will set the world records for the

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English Channel Charity Surfboard Paddle Success

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Four hardy surfers completed a marathon paddle across the English Channel on Tuesday 26 July, and raised almost £3000 for the charity Surf Relief UK. After being beaten by the weather in 2010 and earlier in 2011, the foursome finally completed the 23 miles from Dover to Cap de Griz in France in a very quick time of 5hrs and 23minutes. They just had time for a very

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Pioneers of Polar Exploration Exhibition in Cornwall

Pen Hadow photo by Martin Hartley

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is venturing further than it has ever done before, into the freezing extremes of the Arctic and Antarctic, with a brand new exhibition opening on 8 April called On Thin Ice: Pioneers of Polar Exploration. A thirst for knowledge has driven individuals to endure the world’s extremes. This new exhibition, developed in association with the

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