I am currently attempting to row across Europe, from the Black Sea to the North Sea, via the Danube and Rhine. The route will take me upstream from the Danube delta, against the flow of the river, towards the source. I will then hop into the Rhine and hopefully end up in Holland. That's the plan at least. I have no idea if it's possible, but I intend to find out.
I am raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières, if you would like to support this amazing charity, and help them save lives in the most troubled parts of the world, you can do so through a dedicated JustGiving page. More information about the trip is available on the website. You can also keep up to date on Twitter, Instagram, and Strava.
When I'm not rowing I work as an expedition guide and lecturer in the Arctic and Antarctic. I primarily specialise in glaciology, but I also enjoy exploring the geology, cartography, oceangraphy, and landscapes of the high latitudes with people from all walks of life.
Prior to this I was a PhD and postdoctoral researcher working on understanding the glacial history of Greenland. My research focussed on both the terrestrial and marine environments. The central theme of this work was that reconstructing how Greenland has changed in the past allows us to understand the significance of changes in the present. This information also allows better predictions future change.