This week Breifne Earley is joined by Galway adventurer Gavan Hennigan about how he survived drugs and alcohol addiction through his late teens and early twenties to learning to surf and starting to experience adventures most people only dream about.

A decade spent working as a commercial diver on oil rigs in Australia, south east Asia, west Africa, the North Sea and numerous other places across the planet his attention turned to other adventures.

Having set foot on all seven continents, climbed to the top of a number of Himalayan peaks, finished second in the world’s toughest adventure race, the Yukon Arctic Ultra, over five hundred kilometres of running across frozen ice. Gavan’s next adventure will be to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, starting in December and hopefully reaching Antigua sometime in February of March 2017.

Hearing Gavan’s story of reaching rock bottom and clawing his way back out of the mess his life had become is both inspiring and hugely inspirational.

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