Rowing solo across oceans, cycling through deserts and kayaking treacherous islands, British adventurer Sarah Outen has done it all. From the moment she started her first major expedition, which saw her row solo across the Indian Ocean when she was just 24 years old, Sarah was hooked and wanted more. Her latest challenge was an epic undertaking and saw her take 4.5 years to row, kayak and cycle around the Northern Hemisphere from London to London – a journey of some 25,000 miles.
Dare to Do is more than an adventure story. It is a story of the kindness of strangers and the spirit of travel; a story of the raw power of nature, of finding love in unexpected places, and of discovering your inner strength. It is about trying and failing, and trying again, and about how, even when all seems lost, you can find yourself.
Sarah Outen MBE (@SarahOuten) is an adventurer, motivational speaker and author. In November 2015 Sarah completed her London2London: Via the World expedition.
Tina Fahm is the CEO of a consulting firm which advises on corporate governance in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a governor of the LSE and a commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), the independent body responsible for scrutiny of UK aid. ICAI reports directly to Parliament through the International Development Committee. Tina became a governor of the LSE in 2010 and served as chair of the School’s Audit Committee from 2014 to 2017. During her term of office at LSE she supported a number of initiatives to promote equality and inclusion, key to which was the establishment of a staff network for professional women.
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