the Team

The Crew

The team was formed by Ollie and Ed, who met on a coral conservation project in the Philippines, in the year 2000 when they were eighteen and have remained close friends ever since. At the start of 2020, with both about to turn 40 and looking for new challenges, Ed broached the idea of doing the TWAC. The pandemic got in the way for a while, but as things became clearer both recommitted to the Challenge. We have hit a few road bumps and our original line-up has seen some changes. The challenge is a huge undertaking in terms of time and energy and life sometimes gets in the way. But, we now have the right team, with triathlete James and TWAC superfan and competitive rower Jos completing our crew.

Edward Ogden
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Oliver Browne
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James Peet
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Jos Pape
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Our Partners

Sandy Loder, Coach

Sandy has been taking teams to the Arctic for over a decade as part of their experiential learning and development.

With his long experience in the business arena and having attended Harvard Business School, he has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in performance, mentoring and coaching. He is a leading world expert on working with and helping the next generation of families with their succession planning and development.

He has completed The Science of Endurance Training and Performance from the University of Kent – which explores the science behind endurance sports training and performance, including effective physical, nutritional and psychological preparation and rehabilitation.

For more information, visit Peak Dynamics

University of Kent – High Performance Lab

We are proud to be working with the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences at The University of Kent to prepare for the challenge.  The team there usually work with Olympic standard athletes to study and improve their fitness.  Now they are applying that learning to us, to turn us into the elite athletes that we need to be to cross the Atlantic, by reviewing and refining our training, nutrition and sleep.  In turn, our data is being fed into PHD projects to benefits future athletes.

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Simon Rowell

We are working with Simon Rowell, an expert meteorologist to plot our journey across the Atlantic to provide the safest and quickest route possible. Simon previously worked on round the world clipper races and very successfully for Team GB at Rio and Tokyo.

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