The dream began in quite an unconventional manner while digging snow holes to escape the toe-numbing -16°c the Norwegian winter was throwing at us. Perhaps such an idea was the result of mild hypothermia, but neither of us were willing to let this dream falter and so here we are, rewarmed and rearing to go for whatever the seas have in store for us.
Both girls work as doctors in Exeter’s Emergency Department as well as studying for a masters in Extreme Medicine. This has inspired them to use the row as an opportunity to research further into the physiology and psychology of women partaking in ultra-endurance sporting events. Rosie, an Ironman triathlete and Teignmouth RNLI crew, is ready to push herself to the limit once again. Charlie, a keen diver and open water swimmer, is a lover of the sea but shall try to remain in the boat for this challenge. Both girls will use the endurance required to tough out a busy A&E shift to power them across the ocean.
Working in the Emergency Department, we know only too well that in a life-threatening situation, every second counts. The Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the charitable trust which raises the funds to keep two emergency air ambulances flying in and around the county of Devon. Flying seven days a week, one of the aircraft now flies until 2am.In 2018 it cost £7.5 million to keep the service operational, with every penny coming from the generosity of the communities, businesses and friends of Devon.Thank you for your support - it really does help to save lives!