Support for the Global Row expedition has ben flooding in...
“Olly knows all about cold & hardship – this next challenge would push anyone to their limits and I so admire his courage. Above all, it is for an amazing cause that deserves all our support”.
Bear Grylls, Adventurer
"In an age of vapid celebrity expeditions and overblown adventure holidays, Olly Hicks' Global Row is a breath of fresh air: a pioneering endeavour on a grand scale, and a challenge bold enough to inspire an audience of millions. I wish Olly the very best in what I have no doubt will be an epic adventure, and if you are in a position to support the expedition then I would urge you to do so."
Ben Saunders, Polar Explorer, Adventurer
"Olly Hicks’s ambition to be the first to row around the world should be supported by everyone who wants the young to be inspired by example. One of the significant benefits of awesome journeys like this, which
demonstrate exceptional fortitude, is that they show that anyone is capable of anything if the will is there. Good luck, Olly!"
Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, DL.
“This is the bravest and most challenging expedition in a very long time. It takes a special character to have the physical and mental fortitude necessary to even dare to dream of this plan. I have no doubt that if anyone can do it, Olly can".
Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer
"Olly is one of the most determined and courageous adventurers we have sponsored at Virgin. On a personal level he is one of the best characters I have had the pleasure to work with, a gentleman in all respects. I am fascinated to see what he attempts next."
Alex Tai, Virgin Group Director - Special Projects
“A real pioneer, and one of the few true modern day adventurers. I wish him all the best”.
Colonel John Blashford-Snell, Adventurer
"Very few expeditions rise above the rest these days and make me smile. If Olly pulls it off and does a full circumnavigation of Antarctica in a one-man rowing boat I will be grinning from ear to ear."
Ed Stafford, Amazon Explorer and Adventurer