There are a good deal of adventure seekers out there that take life by storm, and against all odds, come out barely surviving the most intense of hardships. But one story, particularly, defies those chances to the maximum degree.
Sarah Outen, of London, decided to trek the circumference of earth by using just her own human ability. After Sarah graduated Oxford University, her father unexpectedly passed away in 2006, which led her to consider the possibility of living on the sea for many months. It was then, that her experience began to take form.
The 30 year old travelled the world and completed her year 217 day assignment on November 2015, by rowing under the Tower Bridge in London as she was greeted by her followers and her Fiance, Lucy.
This unparalleled female athlete has been through grueling winter storms with temperatures reaching -40 in Alaska, cycled the Gobi Desert at temperatures greater than 105, has coped with life threatening snake and bear experiences, and nearly died after her rowboat got caught beneath the bows of a container ship.
Nearly all Sarah’s trek was done solo, but sometimes she would be accompanied by fans or her girlfriend Lucy. While she had been enduring the long row across the Pacific, Sarah called Lucy by satellite telephone to propose. The telephone call was followed by tears and excitement from both girls.
During this unbelievable experience, Sarah has gained widespread support from her followers and has managed to raise over $50,000 to help some of her favourite charities such as: CoppaFeel! She’s also motivated children to get the most out of life, which was the biggest reason she chose to go on this adventure. She wished to inspire young people to go after anything they want in life, regardless of what the odds are.
“For me personally this expedition has ever been about the experience, the challenge, and importantly about the learning. However, I also wanted to share this experience with others, to show people, especially young people, that you can do anything you set your mind to. This is a belief inspired by my late father and is one I take with me always.”
Her determination and push lead her to complete the adventure with a bright, smiling face and a the obligatory bottle of champagne. Lucy says now that Sarah is back, they can begin planning the wedding. Sarah has since traveled around Britain inspiring individuals to take life by storm, defying odds, and live their own fantasies to the fullest.