Robbie Mallett Paddling into History


Robbie Mallett (OK 2012) has just set out on a trip to Istanbul. In an open canoe. A canoe designed and built by himself. He will be crossing the channel and then the continent, finally following the Black Sea coast for 250 miles to Istanbul.

This amazing journey is quite unique, and a first in many ways. While several pairs have set out to cross the continent by canoeing from west to east, usually from the Atlantic Coast of France, never before have London and Istanbul been linked, and nobody has crossed the continent solo.

Robbie’s fantastic voyage can be followed at the websites below and his report of his exploits will, we hope, appear in the July KGS Friends Newsletter.