Video - Celtic Extremities. An Astonishing 300km Open Crossing

Patrick Winterton is off on his paddles again shortly. He specialises in huge crossings, and this one is heart-stopping. He's going from South Wales, around the west coast of Ireland, across to Scotland and up the west coast to the tip of Lewis. Then he'll tackle the 300km open water crossing to the Faroes. At 6 kph that's 50 hrs paddling. He thinks it has never been kayaked before. Patrick will use a TideRace kayak, and after watching this short video with him, download the podcast of him talking about the previous Scottish Extremities expedition.


3 Comments Here:

caileanmac said...

Holy S&*^...

That's quite some way to spend your summer...Just picking my jaw off the floor.

Owen said...

Hi Simon,

Dan and Karen Trotter did try to kayak from Shetland to the Faroes in a double kayak back in 1996. They had to give up but almost made it. The trip was written up in Sea Paddler magazine no2&3 if you can get hold of copys.
Owen.

Simon said...

Thanks Owen. I wonder if Patrick knows? I'll try to reach him.
S