On Tuesday, we held the inaugural fundraising event for ASC at the Ellen Theater in Bozeman. The event was a tremendous success, with over 270 people attending to listen to presentations by legendary explorers Céline Cousteau and Jon Bowermaster. We gave away over $17,000 worth of prizes and silent auction items, enjoyed drinks and appetizers, and listened to Jawbone Railroad.
Céline and Jon both spoke about their many years of exploration, from the depths of the oceans to volcano peak to the middle of the Amazon. Both recounted their personal journeys to work for the conservation of the wild places they explore and to learn the stories of people they meet there. We would like to thank them both for traveling to Bozeman to share their stories and their support.
We would also like to thank our many donors who made this event possible.
Finally, we would like to thank all of those who came out on Tuesday night to support our cause. We hope to see you all again soon!
Tres Chicas LocasPosted by Trinity on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The good thing about expecting harsh, ugly weather is that when you have sort-of bad weather, it's totally manageable. Since Ushuaia, we slept on snow our first night, battled a few days of strong winds, and only had a little bit of rain and sleet. Our greatest difficulty has been avoiding an accident with Argentina's crazy drivers, who pass each other going unbeleivable speeds directly in front of "no passing" signs. Since spring hasn't quite yet sprung here (and we're without snowshoes and skis to cross the mountains), we're weaving our way through Tierra del Fuego along La Ruta 3 which is a 1.5-lane paved highway (with a nice dirt shoulder and sometimes an accompanying trail).
We arrived in Tolhuin (population 5,000) yesterday ready for warm beds, showers, laundry, a day of rest, and a full meal. Although we've filled ourselves with delicious pastries from the well-known Panaderia La Union, we've yet to eat a well-rounded meal due to yesterday's random town holiday which subsequently shut down restaurants off-schedule today.
We head off to Rio Grande tomorrow. We hope to find a better internet connection where we can spend more time to catch up with loved ones and upload more pictures to the blog (there's so much more that we wanted to share).
I’ve Done It!I’ve done it! After 5 months and 0 days at sea, I am absolutely over the
moon to be back on dry land, surrounded by friends and wellwishers -
and, of course, my dear mother. I have just become the first woman to
row across the “Big Three” oceans of the world – the Atlantic, Pacific,
I’d like to thank all my blog readers for your unwavering support over
the course of this very, very long final voyage. You have been a source
of tremendous inspiration, encouragement, information and amusement. I
hope that you were able to participate in at least part of my final
countdown to landfall, no matter what time zone you are in, and that you feel a vicarious pride in my achievement. We’ve been through a lot
together – the highs and lows, capsizes and pratfalls, triumphs and
To mark this momentous occasion, I’ve put together a summary of the
highlights – and lowlights – of Eat-Pray-Row, my solo crossing of the
Indian Ocean. As I started writing it, I found that almost all of my
notable moments started with an F. So here we have it – Roz’s Effing
Guide to Eat-Pray-Row.
Press Release: Roz Savage Claims World Record: First Woman To Row Three OceansYou can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roz Savage Celebrates After Setting World Record at Gunners Coin
After rowing over 4,000 miles of pirate-infested ocean Roz Savage crossed the official line of longitude at 0627 UTC on 4th of October, 2011 becoming the First Woman to Row Across the “Big Three” Oceans of the World: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans
Roz Savage crossed official line of longitude at 0627 UTC
The Ocean Rowing Society International issued a message, “This is a really fantastic achievement, please pass to Roz our sincere admiration and congratulations! We are prepared to submit Guinness Records a list of the records Roz is entitled to and will inform you about it shortly.”
When Roz set out to row the Atlantic, critics said, “She isn’t tall enough or strong enough to row an ocean.” But at last, after rowing 15,000 miles, taking over 5 million oar strokes, and spending over 500 days at sea, Roz Savage has set a world record and accomplished her goal. What motivates Roz Savage to row the oceans? It is her mission to show that each one of us has a role in fostering environmental sustainability and creating our collective future. Just like her oar-strokes, many tiny actions add up to a big achievement.
Colin Leonhardt provided an aerial video of Roz Savage as she departed on the Indian Ocean from Australia.
Hi All! My name is Curtis and I'll be heading to Madagascar to ride around the northern part of the island. I'll be there for nearly three months and working with Dr. Patricia Wright to collect data on lemur populations while en route. My plan is to head east from Antananarivo to the east coast. From there, I will ride up the coast to Maroentsatra, where the official road ends and I need to find some way across the peninsula to the northern coast. Once I am across the peninsula, I plan to follow the road north to Diego Suarez and then head back down along the west coast to Antananarivo. The route back to Antananarivo will depend on weather conditions as the road I want to take is said to be impassable in the wet season.
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