Jamie Douglas is the founder and executive director at ACTIPH Water.
It’s been called one of the most treacherous seas in the world but this didn't stop Jamie Douglas-Hamilton and team rowing through The Drake Passage from South America to Antarctica, breaking 9 world records and resulting in the incredible documentary The Impossible Row for Discovery+. Inspired by his grandfather, the first man to fly over Everest, Jamie previously rowed from Australia to Africa. He’s endured towering waves, cuts down to the bone, sea sickness, land sickness, sleep deprivation and vivid hallucinations that could drive you absolutely mad.    On this episode we cover:   The Impossible Row on Discovery+ The Drake Passage Rowing through icy unchartered territories Huge waves that go on for thousands of miles The ultimate challenge in rowing Dropping down a 60ft wave with the boat full of water Not having time to get scared in storms But getting scared afterwards Time getting distorted as you tire Cutting his ankle to the bone Not sleeping for two days and nights due to pain From the Southern tip of South American to Antarctica Sir Francis Drake’s perilous journey through the Strait of Magellan Thousands of people having died doing the journey Shallow water meaning steep, high waves Ernest Shackleton being hit by hurricanes  The exhilarating cliff faces rising from the water Being circled by killer whales The adrenaline and endorphin rush of seeing land Landing on Christmas Day and calling his family Taking a long time to regain feeling in his feet and hands Rowing from Australia to Africa Losing three stone going across the Indian Ocean Drinking 13 litres of water a day Vivid hallucinations due to low sodium How drinking sea water helped them break speed records Creating his ownb brand ActiPh Water Hallucinating his rowing mate in a laboratory Seeing a massive hand coming out the water Constantly hearing the Nokia ringtone Huge orange moons on the horizon Millions of bright stars Moments he wished would never end Bad storms meaning missing Durban but ending up in the Seychelles Being unable to stand on land and getting land sickness People thinking they were drunk The incredible journeys of his grandfather The Duke of Hamilton Sir Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, The first man to fly over Everest Clearing the peak by only 40 ft Edmund Hillary using the footage from this to navigate a new route Nazi Rudolph Hess parachuting to see Douglas-Hamilton during the war Sleep deprivation training (this is crazy!) The songs that keep them going on the open sea        
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