Who we are
Rosie and Charlie are colleagues and close friends and over the last two years have managed to survive in each other’s company in a variety of austere environments...
Ranging from hiking in snake-infested Costa Rica to camping in -20°C in Norway, to surviving a Friday night shift in Exeter’s Emergency Department, they have shared many highs and lows and can't wait for the next adventure. They have set their sights on a new female pair world record, hoping to inspire younger generations of women to aspire to seemingly unattainable goals.
Not your average transatlantic rower, but no stranger to adversity.
A tumultuous few years has seen Charlie lose half her bowel and require major pelvic surgery, and yet her determination to push boundaries intensifies.
A keen diver and open water swimmer Charlie is a lover of all things water based and a penchant for Extreme Medicine, fuelled by her Masters degree linked with World Extreme Medicine, has drawn Charlie to attempt the “worlds toughest row”, despite no prior rowing experience.
Rosie’s illustrious rowing career began at university where she stroked the college 2nd boat to get ‘bumped’ a record-breaking four times in one race, after getting stuck in a bush. These days, she continues to train hard on the Devon coast, making trips to the pub in her boat ‘Stormzy’ when the sun’s out.
However, Rosie is no stranger to hard work and pushing herself to the limit. Alongside her job as an Emergency Medicine doctor and studying a Masters in Extreme Medicine (together with Charlie), she enjoys taking part in long-distance triathlons and running marathons. She also volunteers for the RNLI and so is well aware of the unpredictability of the sea and the respect crossing an ocean demands.