|MAY 2015: 30 MILE ADVENTURE SWIM
I will attempt a *30-mile self supported
adventure swim from O' Carroll's Cove in
Caherdaniel to Kenmare Pier without
support. It is an enormous challenge
mentally, physically and emotionally
battling strong tidal currents, monotony
and fatigue. Diagnosed with Multiple
Sclerosis In 2011, I will be fundraising in aid
of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland
My name is Ripley Davenport. I am an explorer, adventurer, family man and a regular Joe facing similar life struggles like most. I have made
mistakes, learnt some very hard lessons, confronted many obstacles and achieved against all odds. I have experienced failure, despair and
disappointment, made bad decisions, acted on impulse and suffered as a consequence.
By any reasonable judgement, any self-propelled, self-supported, long distance journey on foot has little to endorse it. Terrible laziness,
considerable discomfort and emotional confusion at times are the main disadvantages – yet the secret to a satisfying adventure, as I discover
each time, involves making all these unpleasant things much, much worse. Pulling a 250kg wheeled trailer over ruthless terrain in desert heat for
over 1000 miles and then repeating the distance again in 2011 with camels, I shuffled along like an elderly man suffering blurred vision, painful
cramps, numbness and tearing pains. I also had the time of my life full of experiences I find hard to express.
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My story is a journey of self-discovery and
perseverance, which I believe has defined
the individual I am today.
I talk about courage, vision, failure,
risk-taking, overcoming adversity and
achieving the impossible, no matter how
steep the odds and living with Multiple
My story is one of dedication,
disappointment, radical changes and pride.
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Each adventure requires determination,
dedication, passion, goal-setting,
perseverance, self-motivation, overcoming
setbacks, confidence and ambition and the
wonderful assistance from the following
companies and organisations that make it
I am proud to be sponsored by numerous
companies, organisations and individuals
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|AN ASPIRATION FOR DISTANCE. THE LONGING FOR KNOWLEDGE. THE DESIRE FOR DEPTH.
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My name is Ripley Davenport. I am an
Explorer, Adventurer and Motivational
Speaker and a regular average Joe facing
similar life struggles like most. Along the
way I learnt some very hard lessons,
confronted many obstacles and achieved
against all odds. I experienced failure,
despair and disappointment, made bad
decisions, acted on impulse and suffered
as a consequence.
|JANUARY 2015: ISLAND OF LEGENDS
A short walk around the islands of Gozo
and Comino exploring a series of
prehistoric megalithic monuments, the
world's oldest free-standing structures,
which are among the world's oldest
My journey passed dramatic limestone
encrusted lunar landscapes, saltpans,
geological caves and dry gorges cut by
|BOOK: THE GOBI CROSSING
Finally, I have come around to the idea of
writing a book about the Gobi 2011
Expedition: a non-stop trek across the
fifth largest desert in the world and Asia's
largest. A journey that would span 1000
miles across the Altai Mountain Range and
the Gobi Desert. My book will detail the
experiences and the trials and tribulations
associated with leading a team across
inhospitable, wind-blown terrain.