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explorerJC




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Challenges for the eccentrics of this world... Reply with quote

I'd rather read about this than much of today's "news" about celebrities...

Thanks to Gus, i will now be researching Maurice Wilson...

Any more inspirational nutters worth a little research, please post here...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright you miserables b'stards...i'll start you off with Lewis Pugh

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/what-speedos-and-polar-bears-teach-us-about-the-lost-art-of-negotiating/?utm_content=buffer228d0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
alright you miserables b'stards...i'll start you off with Lewis Pugh

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/what-speedos-and-polar-bears-teach-us-about-the-lost-art-of-negotiating/?utm_content=buffer228d0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


I don't like the way he had a history of endurance swimming, in particular the English Channel, before swimming across the North Pole - that flies in the face of all we have learned from the recent Atlantic 'attempt'. Has he no shame?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
alright you miserables b'stards...i'll start you off with Lewis Pugh

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/what-speedos-and-polar-bears-teach-us-about-the-lost-art-of-negotiating/?utm_content=buffer228d0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


I don't like the way he had a history of endurance swimming, in particular the English Channel, before swimming across the North Pole - that flies in the face of all we have learned from the recent Atlantic 'attempt'. Has he no shame?


yep, i appreciate that preparation and planning fly in the face of the preferred 'plucky joe' english, bungling amateur efforts we all know and love
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story of the round the world sailing by Donald Crowhurst is a bit of that of an eccentric with a sad ending
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
alright you miserables b'stards...i'll start you off with Lewis Pugh


Lynne Cox, for the niche group of triathletes interested in swimming Wink

English Channel WR holder for males or females when she was 15, swam the Bering Straight from Alaska to Siberia for the first US-USSR contact during the Cold War, and then the first swimmer to swim a mile in 0C in Antarctica until Pugh swam further South.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19149829

Her first book, Swimming to Antarctica, is worth a read if you enjoyed Pugh's autobiography.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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explorerJC wrote:
alright you miserables b'stards...i'll start you off with Lewis Pugh


Lynne Cox, for the niche group of triathletes interested in swimming Wink

English Channel WR holder for males or females when she was 15, swam the Bering Straight from Alaska to Siberia for the first US-USSR contact during the Cold War, and then the first swimmer to swim a mile in 0C in Antarctica until Pugh swam further South.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19149829

Her first book, Swimming to Antarctica, is worth a read if you enjoyed Pugh's autobiography.


Cool thanks, will take a look...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Symes wrote:
The story of the round the world sailing by Donald Crowhurst is a bit of that of an eccentric with a sad ending


I read about his story recently - quite a strange, and as you say sad, story....
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