British woman first to row solo from Japan to Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late on Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days at sea.
"I have had some of the most intense and memorable months of my life out on the Pacific, it has been brilliant and brutal at the same time," Ms Sarah Outen said in a statement. "And it has been a privilege."
Ms Outen celebrated with a bottle of champagne in Adak, Alaska, and greeted community members and supporters, her first human contact in nearly five months, as first reported by the Anchorage Daily News.
She left Choshi, Japan, on April 27 and was at sea for 6,034 kilometres. It is part of her plan for a global trek by an ocean rowing shell, kayak and bike.