Gavan Hennigan from Galway Ireland is an extreme environment athlete who has travelled to the Arctic, Antarctic, Svalbard, Alaska and many more places, ultra running, snowboarding, splitboarding, surfing, mountaineering and ccean rowing. He works as a commercial diver on the oil rigs of the world and has completed 2 of the longest and toughest Ultra Marathons - the Likeys 6633 Ultra - a 350 mile non stop race - and the Yukon Arctic Ultra - a 300 mile winter race. He has climbed high altitude peaks in Nepal and dived to depths over 200m. He has climbed and snowboarded peaks on the Antarctic Peninsula and Svalbard in the Arctic. He plans to row the Atlantic solo in 2016.  gavan, hennigan, adventure, adventurer, extreme, athlete, ultra marathon, irish, ireland, rowing, ocean rowing, extreme environment athlete, splitboard, splitboarding, endurance, ultra endurance, sleep deprivation, arctic, antarctic, british columbia, svalbard, likeys 6633, yukon arctic ultra, talisker whisky, atlantic challenge, row the atlantic, solo atlantic row, blog, adventures, gavin, alps, nepal, himalaya, siberia, russia, lake baikal, triathlon, galway, galway bay, boat, ocean rowing boat, snowboarding, surfing, adventure racing, alaska, canada, commercial diver, diver, ultra running, mountaineering, solo, unsupported, self sufficient

In 1966, British Paratroopers Chay Blyth and John Ridgway rowed across the North Atlantic from Cape Cod on the North American Coastline to Ireland. Their voyage was a 92 day battle against hurricanes, 20m waves and a sudden near-starvation diet. This row remains a benchmark for human adventure to this day.

Their trip laid the foundation for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 5000km unsupported race from San Sebastian on the Canary Island of La Gomera to English Harbour in the Carribean Island of Antigua.

The voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic. Not only that, but Gavan plans to row it solo for which there have been even fewer crossings.

On the 15th of December 2016 Gavan will undertake this mammoth adventure completely solo and unsupported, bidding to be one of only a handful of people on the planet to have rowed an ocean solo.

Gavan Hennigan from Galway Ireland is an extreme environment athlete who has travelled to the Arctic, Antarctic, Svalbard, Alaska and many more places, ultra running, snowboarding, splitboarding, surfing, mountaineering and ccean rowing. He works as a commercial diver on the oil rigs of the world and has completed 2 of the longest and toughest Ultra Marathons - the Likeys 6633 Ultra - a 350 mile non stop race - and the Yukon Arctic Ultra - a 300 mile winter race. He has climbed high altitude peaks in Nepal and dived to depths over 200m. He has climbed and snowboarded peaks on the Antarctic Peninsula and Svalbard in the Arctic. He plans to row the Atlantic solo in 2016.  gavan, hennigan, adventure, adventurer, extreme, athlete, ultra marathon, irish, ireland, rowing, ocean rowing, extreme environment athlete, splitboard, splitboarding, endurance, ultra endurance, sleep deprivation, arctic, antarctic, british columbia, svalbard, likeys 6633, yukon arctic ultra, talisker whisky, atlantic challenge, row the atlantic, solo atlantic row, blog, adventures, gavin, alps, nepal, himalaya, siberia, russia, lake baikal, triathlon, galway, galway bay, boat, ocean rowing boat, snowboarding, surfing, adventure racing, alaska, canada, commercial diver, diver, ultra running, mountaineering, solo, unsupported, self sufficient

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