Karlis Bardelis: First Person to Row from South America to Asia

Karlis Bardelis: First Person to Row from South America to Asia
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At the end of June, Karlis Bardelis, 34, became the first person to row from South America to Asia. The Latvian left La Punta, Peru in July, 2018 and reached Pontian, Malaysia, one year and 11 months later — 715 days, to be precise. He stopped at seven islands and contended with sharks, gales and some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. In all, he rowed over 26,000km. The mammoth solo row is just one leg of his plan to circumnavigate the entire world using only human power. His challenge is now on pause due to the travel restrictions currently in place. ExplorersWeb spoke to him about his record-breaking row and his ongoing circumnavigation. Why did you pick this specific route from Lima to Malaysia? In the beginning, the plan was actually to row to Australia, but then I thought,... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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