ISC Supports Rowing Challenge
May 28th 2019
Pete has made incredible progress on his garage-built, North Atlantic rowing boat, learning and accomplishing new skills in carpentry and fiberglass moulding. As you can see in the video, the main hull section is complete and needed to be rolled so the internal fit-out could resume.
We will continue to update this blog to follow and support Pete in this incredible challenge. If you're not familiar with Pete's story, read on...
December 11th 2018
A Journey of Endurance and Hope
Pete Rhodes, a Rope Access Manager and father from Alford, Scotland is the man behind the Row North Atlantic Challenge. His aim is to raise money in support of the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, a cause very close to his heart.
Pete's son Cedar, was less than a week old when he was rushed to Aberdeen Hospital with breathing difficulties. Over the next 24 hours the team at Aberdeen worked tirelessly to stabilise Cedar, who was placed in an induced coma. Cedar was then flown to the Intensive Care Unit at Glasgow Hospital to undergo life-saving heart surgery.
In recognition of the medical team who saved Cedar’s life, Pete plans to row the entire stretch of the North Atlantic Sea, some 2000 miles departing from St.John’s, Newfoundland, finishing in Oban, Scotland. The challenge is likely to take Pete around 50 days to complete, during which he is expected to endure some of the harshest sea conditions on earth. Icebergs, storms, wind and waves are forecast, but Pete is determined to make the trip.
We can't think of a better way to acknowledge the heroic efforts of our NHS and ISC is proud to make a financial contribution to the Row North Atlantic fund. If you would like support Pete too, then click the link below to find out how you can donate.
The whole Team at ISC wish Pete the best of luck and we look forward to updating you on his progress as he prepares all the necessary equipment for the challenge ahead.
Good Luck Pete!