Kenmare-based adventurer Ripley Davenport is set to attempt an 850-mile ultra adventure swim around Ireland in 2014.
Davenport will attempt the gruelling task of swimming the 850-miles in a clockwise direction to go with prevailing winds and currents battling the Atlantic Ocean. He will then head across the crown of Northern Ireland and into the narrow Northern Channel heading south through the Irish Sea and Saint George's Channel and into the Celtic Channel. He will then head homeward bound back into the Atlantic Ocean finishing at his start point in Derrynane, County Kerry.
It is an enormous challenge mentally, physically and emotionally battling cold, monotony, fatigue, storms, jellyfish, hunger, and isolation.