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21st September 2011
British Adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has successfully completed his stand-up paddle of the Mississippi river, setting a number of new records in the process
Dave Cornthwaite finished his journey last week, after spending 82 days travelling down the Mississippi river, from source to sea, on a paddle boat.
Dave's journey began at the beginning of June in Lake Itasca, in northern Minnesota. From there, he paddled out onto the river and covered 2,400 miles across the whole journey.
As with all adventures, Dave had his fair share of battles. Along the way he faced snakes, deadly summer temperatures, swarms of mosquitoes, tropical storms and large ships and barges.
It has been estimated that Dave took 1.3 million strokes while travelling on his paddleboard – a flat surfboard-like watercraft with a long canoe paddle to propel himself through the water.
The adventurer wanted his most recent expedition to spread enjoyment and awareness of our waterways; raise awareness of the novel paddleboard and raise funds for charities.
The Mississippi paddle was the fourth stage of Dave's Expedition 1000 project – where he will conduct 25 separate non-motorised journeys of 1,000 miles in length or longer.
These trips have included crossing Australia on a skateboard, kayaking the entire length of Murray River in Australia and riding a tandem bike from Vancouver to Las Vegas.
Want to find out more about Dave Cornthwaite's adventures? Join him and other explorers and travellers at Night of Adventure. An event where the modern world's adventurers join to share their stories of expeditions from around the world. Find out more about the event here.
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