Interview: James Murray on preparing to row to Iceland

Inspired by ancient Irish monks and the late Tim Severin’s recreation of the Brendan Voyage, the adventurer will brave turbulent seas and unpredictable weather for his next challenge

James Murray training in Greystones, Co Wicklow: ‘This isn’t just going to be a physical test, there’s also a huge amount of learning and navigation to do.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

For most of us, cycling from London to China would be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure; the kind of thing that we might be happy to do once and then reminisce about in our old age. But for Delgany-born James Murray, that’s not enough.

Having completed that eight-month cycling trip a few years back, the 29-year-old marketing executive has decided that his next adventure will see him attempt to row from Dún Laoghaire in Dublin to Iceland, ...