28-year-old Sarah Outen has become the first woman to row a boat solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after an ordeal that included capsizing five times.
After the five month journey, the British adventurer enjoyed a hot bath, home-cooked meal and a “fabulous welcome” from the people of Adak.
“I have had some of the most intense and memorable months of my life out on the Pacific. It has been brilliant and brutal at the same time,” Outen said in a statement.
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