Adventurer arrives off the coast of Scotland in World Record Attempt
Former soldier, bestselling author and extreme adventurer Jordan Wylie has finally arrived off the West Coast of Scotland on his latest charity expedition.
The former soldier is currently attempting to be the first person in the world to Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) around Great Britain.
Jordan who is also one of the stars of the Channel 4 award winning and BAFTA nominated TV shows Hunted and Celebrity Hunted has paddled over 1800 kilometres since he set off from Essex Marina at Wallasea Island over 100 days ago on the 26th July 2020.
Earlier this week Jordan arrived at the Mull of Kintyre and his heading up the West Coast of Scotland on his way to John O’Groats. Scotland is the 5th country Jordan has paddled to so far on his latest challenge he calls The Great British Paddle. He has experienced many setbacks along the way with injury, Covid-19 restrictions, extreme weather and more but he remains positive and focused on the task in hand and says his driving force for keeping going is to keep a promise he made to children on the Horn of Africa nearly two years ago. Jordan is hoping to raise £100,000 to complete the build of a school in Djibouti for children that have been displaced by conflict and war in neighbouring countries including Yemen and Somalia.
Jordan is supported by a team of experienced professionals on both land and at sea including project manager Alex Alley, adventure psychologist Paula Reid, PR manager Katie Brooks, social media manager Mia Mallison and a support boat skippered by Captain Max Rivers and crewed by first mate Tori Wells and filmmaker Alfie Marsh.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions Jordan has his team have made the decision to live at sea on their support boat kindly provided by the Royal Logistics Corps. Unfortunately, at present they will not be coming on land accept to fuel up in predesignated harbours when required. They have carried out a full risk assessment and decided for the safety of themselves and the people of Scotland it would be best for them to remain at sea where possible.
This incredible British expedition has been kindly sponsored by Angel Call Handling, a local Andover based business along with Jordan’s full time exclusive sponsors, Eton Harris and Chartercross Capital Management based in the UAE.
If you would like to support Jordan or follow his progress you can visit www.thegreatbritishpaddle.com or contact Katie Brooks directly at firstname.lastname@example.org