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Four good friends that met in Caerleon Comprehensive school in Newport South Wales at the age of 11 and younger. Offten competing with and against each other in most sports also traveling parts of the world together. Now we’ll be living,rowing,sleeping,eating in a boat together for up to 90 days. All of us are highly motivated for the row and are really looking forward to getting out onto the water a start our journey.

Who Are We?

John Evan Morgan

Coming from a family background of self-employment in farming, landscaping and building, I was taught self-reliance at an early age. A keen sportsman, I spent a season with Cardiff City Youth and captained my local team. At the age of 16 I climbed Mt. Kenya and aided in the construction of an orphanage before completing a charity month in Borneo, and community work in Nepal.  Since then I have travelled extensively throughout the world, living in Australia for two years, trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp, and participating in the ascent of a high altitude mountain, Mt. Himlung, in Nepal in 2015. Throughout my life, I have always enjoyed taking on new challenges, embracing the necessary preparation and training.  I’m now excited to embark on our next adventure: The Alantic Row.

Joel Wood

A 25 year old business owner looking for the next big challenge. I’m a huge petrol head and speed junky, but now it’s all being traded in for a set of oars, a 20 foot rowing boat and the challenge of a lifetime: a 3000 mile journey across one of the world’s most unforgiving oceans. For me, joining the Talisker Whiskey Challenge isn’t just about raising a substantial about of money for charity, but about having the opportunity to push my own mental a physical strength. I want to see what I can achieve and be one of the few to ever complete this journey!

Hugo Thompson

I’m 24 years old and always looking for a challenge. By trade I am a salesman, whether it be cars, insurance, or real estate. I am a traveler, an adventurer and an explorer. I have climbed the high Himalayas, partied with the Chinese, broken bread with the Mongolians, cycled across Europe and delved into South American culture. I have chosen to join the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge for a few reasons: to test my mind and body, to prove that Type 1 diabetes won’t hold me back, and to give myself another story to tell on my death bead.

Monty Williams

I recently answered a phone call that started: “Hi mate, fancy rowing across the Atlantic?” and it led me to join this crazy adventure. I live in South Wales and work in a tight-knit, family business – mainly at a desk, designing furniture and kitchens. In the past I’ve been on charity expeditions and adventures to Kenya, Nepal and Borneo where I’ve helped out on local community projects. I’ve previously climbed Mount Kenya, trekked in the Himalayas and battled through the rainforest, so rowing the Atlantic seems like the next thing to do.

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