American Joins Royal Marines for Charity Adventure
US expat Keith Breslauer is set to become the only civilian to participate in a Royal Marines charity kayaking challenge non–stop across the English Channel, May 21 to 22. See him training and talking about his adventure at www.youtube.com
The gruelling 90 nautical mile journey is in support of disabled war veterans. London–based Breslauer, MD of Patron Capital Advisers LLP, has previously taken part in a number of extreme events for Royal Marines charities, including scaling the near–vertical 'Nose' route of the El Capitan granite monolith in Yosemite National Park, California. His preparation for the upcoming challenge has included the London Kayakathon on April 13, a 26.2 mile paddle of the River Thames.
The cross Channel excursion is part of the Royal Marines 1664 Challenge, a series of feats to mark the Marines' 350th anniversary. The Challenge has already taken participants across Norway and to Cadiz, and St Malo, in France and finally a 1664km run from Portsmouth to London.
To find out more about the 1664 challenge and to donate, go to www.1664challenge.co.uk