Peter van Kets

Although he has been part of many expeditions, Pete made his mark in the world of adventure by winning the 5,438km unsupported Atlantic Rowing Race 2007/8 (pairs) with friend Bill Godfrey. As if rowing the Atlantic once wasn’t enough, he returned in early 2010 to place second in the solo category and to become the first African to row any ocean solo and unsupported. He also won the prestigious Eastern Cape Sports Star of the Year (2007) Award – Premiers Award. In Nov 2010, Pete cycled 1700km through the Namib desert and in 2012 he will begin a traverse of the Tropic of Capricorn without the use of motorised transport, a 37,500km epic adventure. Peter is a professional adventurer and public speaker. www.petervankets.com