Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Roz Savage

Four time record breaking ocean rower Roz Savage will share the story of her voyages in a talk in Aberdeen

Roz Savage holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat. She uses her ocean rowing adventures to inspire action on the top environmental challenges facing the world today.

In this lecture she shares her insights on life purpose, motivation, spirituality and sustainability.
This talk is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Inspiring People talks programme.
A latecomer to the life of adventure, Roz worked as a management consultant in London for 11 years. Since embarking on her first ocean in 2005, she has braved 20-foot waves, been capsized 3 times in 24 hours, and faced death by dehydration when both her watermakers broke. She has encountered whales, dolphins, sharks, and turtles, and admired the timeless beauty of sunrises, sunsets, and star-filled night skies. The ocean has forced her to develop courage, tenacity, perseverance, and the strength to transcend self-imposed limits.

Roz Savage is a United Nations Climate Hero, and an Athlete Ambassador for 350.org. She has been listed amongst the Top 20 Great British Adventurers by the Daily Telegraph. In 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.

Roz’s talk “The Human Condition: An Ocean Rower’s Perspective” will take place on Monday 4th March at 7:30pm in the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 5UA.

Tickets are £8 for adults, (redeemable if buying membership) and free for students, under 18s and for RSGS members. Tickets are available on the day from the venue. For more information about any RSGS  talks this season please visit www.rsgs.org/events/