Foxy speaks to explorer and survivalist Ness Knight on her extraordinary adventures across the globe including paddle boarding 1000 miles and being the first woman to swim the length of the Thames.
Ness Knight has swum the length of the River Thames and has also descended the Missouri river and the Essequibo river in Guyana. Here she talks to Ed about the isolation that comes when testing your mental and physical limits, as well as the obstacles in putting trust in others and yourself.
Long-term adventurer and explorer Ness Knight has pioneered some of the world's toughest and most intriguing expeditions, such as her trip to the Essequibo River with the Wai Wai tribe and her adventure partners Pip Stewart and Laura Bingham. A quest which led them to discover much more than the previously unknown source of the river. Ness has also crossed the Namib Desert region solo, swum the length of the Thames and made a world-first descent of the third largest river in South America.
On today’s episode, adventurer, broadcaster and writer Ness Knight joins me and talks all things motivation. Ness has had some crazy experiences travelling across some of the world's most varied terrain, enduring enormous challenges and harsh weather in far-off places. She has also undertaken a solo 2,000-mile bicycle trip across the United States and a stand-up paddle-boarding trip down the Missouri River - the longest by any female. In 2013, after finishing her Thames swim, she ran 15 marathons in 15 days! Ness most recently finished an adventure which involved travelling solo through the Namib Desert, one of the world's most arid, scorching and hostile regions. Ness was physically and mentally stretched to the maximum in such a harsh and brutal nature, so much so she passed out from heat exhaustion just 200 metres from a recent lion kill.
Welcome to our new series, where our founder Annabel chats to guests over a Whisky Six about not following the rules and the spirit of doing things differently. We’re kicking off with explorer and conservationist Ness Knight. If you enjoy hearing about Ness’s adventures, don’t miss part two which will be aired in a few days’ time!
Welcome to our new series, where our founder Annabel chats to guests over a Whisky Six about not following the rules and the spirit of doing things differently. Here we are with part #2 of our interview with explorer and conservationist Ness Knight.