In September 2019 I had an exciting adventure

Swim Bike Climb

Sea to Summit Extreme

21 Miles (33.8 km) as the crow flies

I swam the English Channel

... then cycled from Calais to Chamonix

550 Miles (880 km) over 3 days

the tallest mountain in Western Europe at 4807 Meters above sea level

... and finished by climbing Mont Blanc

I had an exciting adventure

In September 2019

Swim Bike Climb

Sea to Summit Extreme

as the crow flies

21 Miles (33.8 km)

I swam the English Channel

over 3 days

550 Miles (880 km)

Calais to Chamonix

... then cycled from

4807 Meters above sea level

Western Europe

the tallest mountain

climbing Mont Blanc

... and finished by

WHO AM I AND WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

I’m a passionate sports person who loves adventure and physically and mentally demanding events.

I am Andrea; a passionate sports person with an extreme sense of adventure. I am a proud dreamer, always thinking about crazy things that I would like to achieve.   The Sea to Summit Extreme is my craziest dream so far. On the 9th of September 2019 I set off to swim the English Channel, Cycle 544 mile to Chamonix and then climb the highest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc. My target was 5 days and I finished in 4 days 20 hours.

Why? To challenge my own personal limits and use it as platform to promote awareness of Endometriosis and Cervical Cancer.  

To the outside world, it would appear that I have a pretty cool life and have been successful. They wouldn’t be wrong, but what people don’t see are the hurdles and daily challenges I have often faced along the way. From a very young age I have had many gynaecological (aka ‘lady’) problems. I have suffered from Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, multiple fibroids and more recently found out that I had early stage Cervical Cancer – all of which culminated in me having a full abdominal Hysterectomy at the age of 35.

Endometriosis is a debilitating condition that affects 1 in 10 women in the UK, yet many people have never heard of it. Cervical Cancer can be detected and often prevented with a smear test, yet 1 out of 5 women do not attend their cervical screening. This is scary reading, but reality is, I was one of these people! I hope that by sharing my own personal journey, that you will help me raise awareness and reduce these statistics.

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