In April 2019 I will row solo from Australia to Tanzania across the Indian Ocean

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–  The Challenge  –

Row

In April 2019 I will set off from Perth Australia on a rowing boat. The next time I touch land will be 9000km later in Tanzania on the opposite side of the ocean.

Five months alone and unsupported, with only my body to propel myself forward.

Prepare

Before I row across the Indian Ocean there is a huge amount of preparation to do. I already rowed across the Atlantic in February 2016 in a team so I know the game by now! There’s the fitness and rowing training, there’s working out all the logistics, there’s building a team and finding the right financial partners. Then there is the film to organise! And I like to do some “street fundraising”.

–  Previous Adventures  –

2015.

Swim Halmahera

1200km swimming unsupported around a wild island in Indonesia

In August stepped into the water from an unassuming beach on the west coast of Halmahera Island. The goal – to swim all the way around the island’s coastline. My possessions bobbed in a MyFloat drybag behind me – a camera, a single change of clothes, a hammock, a mosquito net, a knife and a phone. I was a mediocre swimmer and spoke no Indonesian.

Six months later I swam back up onto the same beach completing the circumnavigation.

This is my story.

2014.

Survival in the Alps

5 months living outdoors in the winter under Mont Blanc

In November I left my warm apartment in Berlin with one question. Could I survive the whole winter in the Alps living outdoors? My only goal: to ski, snowboard, telemark, climb and live a true mountain life. I headed to Chamonix with only my ski gear, some warm clothes, a good sleeping bag and my Therm-a-rest.

It’s amazing how little you need to have be perfectly happy!

2011.

Cycle the Himalayas

1600km by bike over the highest passes in the world

I finished university and left for India to go backpacking. After a month, however, disenchanted by the standard tourist trail, with its hostels and the never ending supply of touts, I wanted to get away from it all. In a moment of lucidity (or madness) I bought a mountain bike in Delhi. No pannier bags to be found, but an entusiastic cushion maker promised he’d make me some bespoke saddle bags.

No plan in this one. Only north. And a little dot on the nothern edge of my map, called Leh.

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  • Taking a break from all the swimming. Some rock near Sarandë, Albania. . #whereistomba #vlog #swimming #albania #coastline #adventure #break #chillin #drybags #picoftheday #sea #adriatic #ioniansea #sarande #rock #beach
  • Petualangan adalah cara paling baik untuk tahu budaya lokal. Ketika saya sedang berenang, kadang para nelayan akan datang dan melihatku. Mereka mungkin pikir, "ada bule sedang berenang dengan tas terapung". #travel #Indonesia #petualangan #pesonaIndonesia #wisataIndonesia #Indonesiaindah #WonderfulIndonesia #visitIndonesia #ayojalanjalan #jalanjalan #indotraveller #indozone #indotourism  #kelilingIndonesia #kulinerIndonesia #Asia #Maluku #MalukuUtara #PulauHalmahera  #lautbiru #berenangdilaut #janganlupabahagia #Indonesiakaya #Indonesiaparadise #budaya #rama #perahu #whereistomba
  • Meet the executive producer of the documentary from the row! This is Miki @mrmistrati of Time Inc. Lots of good things to come! #156days 😊 #whereistomba #film #documentary #adventure #oceanrowing #indianocean #wolrdfirst #worldrecord #row #explore #production #movie #adventurer #producer #followfriday #picoftheday #selfie #rowing #ocean #watchthisspace
  • If it all goes wrong tonight I'm running the hell away to my secret little spot in Indonesia while the rest of the world descends into mayhem. And best of all there's no Internet there so when judgement day comes, the end will be swift 😱😱 #imwithher #hillary #anythingbuttrump #dumptrump Si Trump gana eso es donde me encontráis #estoyconella #indonesia #whereistomba #Maluku #Halmahera #hidefromreality #notsogreatagain #lagoon #indianocean #runningfromreality #adventuretime #adventurer #exploringtheglobe #canoe #oceanrowing #houseonstilts #home #widi #picoftheday #nikon #afraid
  • The Indian Ocean covers about 20% of the world's surface and is over 9000km wide. That's about a quarter of the the way around the world. Or about the same as London to Japan. #161days El Océano Indico cobre 20% del mundo y es más largo que la distancia entre España y Tailandia. #161días #whereistomba #adventure #oceanrowing #indianocean #expedition #research #map #travel #wanderlust #ocean #adventurer #nevergiveup #rowing #explore #globe #love #picoftheday #photography #leather #maps #geography #athlete #anotherdayattheoffice #openwater #cantwait #australia #tanzania
  • An example of a daily *snack pack* while rowing on the ocean. This is from a friend who rowed the Atlantic this Jan @sognoatlantico. Note - these are only the snacks! On top of this there are the freeze dried meals. Avg per day 6000-7000 kcal! 😵 Los "snacks" de un día remando el océano, sin contar los liofilizados! #whereistomba #tombaisgettinghungry #oceanrowing #food #snacks #adventure #calories #foodperday #atlantic #indianocean #ocean #adventurer #explorer #love #foodporn #expedition #expeditionfood #pieceofcake #chocolate #nuts #grains #protein #sport #feeltheburn #yum #foodforathletes #athlete #sealife #rowerslife

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