Home Review: Adventure Film Turned Human Portrait

In 2009, British Adventurer Sarah Outen rowed solo across the Indian Ocean, becoming the youngest person and the only woman ever to do so. When she returns home, still grieving for her Father, she is lost. Activity seems to be the only possible catharsis, taking the form of an even bigger task: to journey around the world solely under her own steam. Jen Randall’s Home follows Outen’s journey as she cycles, kayaks and rows the 20,000 miles from London to London in search of...

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The Final Exam - Q&A with Lia Ditton

interview q&a rowing Oct 29, 2019

Three months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Lia Ditton will depart from Choshi, Japan on a mission to row 5,500 miles alone and unsupported across the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of the USA. Nineteen attempts have been made to row this distance. Two were successful. One person was lost at sea.

We caught up with Lia and asked her some questions about her upcoming trip:

 

Q: What initially made you want to attempt a solo crossing of the Pacific?

 

I met a man who had just...

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