A Different Approach
We are coming at the Great Pacific Race from an entirely different angle; elite rowers we are not, although there is solid experience amongst the crew. Instead, each of us are adventurers, who in numerous different ways have pushed ourselves to extremes and have thrived in a vast number of challenging circumstances and environments.
We are training for this physical challenge with nothing but absolute dedication, but believe success will rest largely on our mental capabilities and collective self-belief. Resilience, tenacity, determination, and the ability to be comfortable in incredibly uncomfortable situations is where our greatest strength lies.
Meet the Crew
Cazz Lander - U.K.
A love of sport, the outdoors and adventure has seen Cazz take on many physically and mentally demanding challenges over the last few years from multiple ultra-marathons to two successful English Channel relay swimming crossings in 2017. Having tried her hand at most sports, rowing is relatively new to her and so she is looking forward to getting acquainted with a rowing boat over the next few months!
A sports scientist specialising in athlete health monitoring, she works full time in elite sport and has been fortunate to work at some of the biggest sporting events on the planet, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
A love for the ocean was installed at an early age growing up by the sea in Cornwall, and she spent many years working as a watersports instructor during school and university, so feels right at home on the water. Cazz is fascinated with exploring the limits of human potential and encourages people to get out of their comfort zones and push themselves to achieve something extraordinary.
Megan Hoskin - U.K.
Megan has mountaineered across the globe and has scaled some of the world’s most famous peaks. She's not afraid to run uphill either, having previously completed marathons and trail runs. A love affair with the sea and waves started from an early age, and she is equally as happy on (and in!) water as she is on a summit slope, be it in a yacht, kayak or packraft!
A founder of Paddles Vs. Plastic, which seeks to promote team adventuring with purpose, and passionate about championing solutions to the issues of Plastic Pollution.
Megan is an advocate of adventures in any shape or size, is partial to an overnight bivi wild camp under the stars as well as an epic self-powered voyage, and is an avid fan of all that’s deemed a challenge. Endurance is the key ingredient that really makes her tick!
A former corporate business management specialist within the banking sector, she's now fully focused upon soul sustaining adventuring with purpose. Megan is excited to test her strength to the ocean max whilst championing the causes closest to our hearts.
Eleanor Carey - Australia
The status quo is not something that Eleanor has ever been content with. Searching for something more, she undertook her first long distance adventure in 2015 cycling solo and unsupported from Norway to England through 8 countries. She has also hiked and biked in South East Asia, climbed volcanos in Central America and completed multi-day expeditions both sea kayaking and canoeing.
Aside from the outdoor adventures, Eleanor brings a physiotherapy background to the team having worked across across Australia and the UK for the past 8 years. In an effort to help others lead more extraordinary lives, she also co-founded an Innovation Hub in Bundaberg to assist people to make the leap into entrepreneurship.
Eleanor is passionate about helping others to reach their full potential and believes that grand-scale human powered journeys are the ultimate way to unlock self-belief and the ability to back yourself going forward with any new endeavour.
The Crew's Collective Past Adventures Include:
- Climbing the highest mountain in Europe, Elbrus, via the more technical north side route (Russia, 5642m)
- 2 x English Channel relay swims (Earliest & Quickest relays, 2017)
- Cycled solo and unsupported from Norway to England through 8 countries
- 106km Isle of Wight Ultra Marathon
- Ascent of the highest Volcano in North America, and highest mountain in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba (5636m)
- Hiking the 200km Haute Route from Mt Blanc to the Matterhorn
- Mountaineering Expedition to Mera Peak, Nepal (6476m)
- 100km London 2 Cambridge Ultra Marathon
- Everest Base Camp, Nepal (5364m)
- Summiting Cotopaxi (Ecuador, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world at 5897m)
- 12 day packrafting expedition along the Grand Union Canal, clearing and raising awareness of plastic pollution
- Alpine mixed climbing the Arete des Cosmiques (Alps, 3842m)
- Reaching the highest point in South East Asia, Mt Kinabalu (Borneo, 4095m)
- Mountaineering in Mexico - La Malinche (4462m), and Izta (5230m)
- 100km kayak of the Thames River, campaigning against plastic pollution
- Alpine climbs of Gran Paradiso (4061m) and the Breithorn (4165m)
- Climbing the UKs highest mountains Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis
- Ascent of Mount Toubkal, highest mountain in North Africa (Morocco, 4167m)
- Multi-day sea kayaking and canoeing expeditions
- Numerous marathon, trail running, cycling, surfing, rafting and micro adventures