Bristol: Youngest Woman To Row The Pacific

7 March 2014, 14:24 | Updated: 7 March 2014, 14:28

Elsa Hammond (Bristol)

From 7th June 2014 Bristol adventurer Elsa Hammond will row 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean.

She is trying to become the fatest and youngest woman in history to achieve it and will be rowing alone and unsupported, facing 40-foot waves, great white sharks, and three months of total isolation.

Elsa is dedicating her gruelling challenge to inspirational women around the world, in recognition of the impact they have upon all of our lives, and is asking people to nominate women and have a specific mile of her route dedicated to them. All the names will be printed on the boat and will be publicly celebrated on Elsa's blog and Twitter on the day that she rows their chosen mile.

With no engine or sails, Elsa will be rowing up to 16 hours a day, and burning up to 8,000 calories every 24 hours.

You can follow Elsa's journey on Twitter @ElsaAHammond and sponsor a mile by dedicating an inspirational woman HERE