One of the Last Great British Adventures…….
Beeline Britain presents an enormous logistical challenge and requires a skilled, hard-working, and dedicated support team.
Pete Firth is managing the logistical operation of Beeline Britain. Pete has worked in the outdoor and film industries for 15 years. He is a Level 5 Kayak Coach and mountaineer. He has worked at the Plas-y-Brenin, the National Mountain Centre, lectured in outdoor education and has worked on a number of television series including BBC programme Live Longer Wales, and TV3 programme Our Island. His expedition experience spans Europe and Canada. Pete can most often be heard saying “Give me your GoPro”. www.petefirth.co.uk
Ian Burton has worked in the film industry for almost 20 years as an adventure camera man and producer. He has shot several award-winning films for television and the big screen including the BBC2 Series Climbing Great Buildings (2010), The Asgard Project (2009) and Snowdonia (2011) for BBC Natural History Unit. He specialises in remote locations and expeditions. He has travelled to some of the most spectacular parts of the world, but says he was inspired by Beeline Britain by its “ruthless simplicity which will present opportunities to film a unique UK first set against world-class landscapes”. www.imageimpossible.co.uk
Abi Chapman is a qualified Level 5 sports & remedial massage therapist, affiliated member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage. She runs her own clinical practice, Symmetry Massage, based in Benson near Oxford. Abi will be the dedicated massage therapist to the Beeline Britain team for the duration of their straight-line journey. Abi has previously treated competitors at the London Marathon, the Brighton Marathon and the Bleinham Palace Triathlon. www.symmetrymassage.co.uk
The Lady Kate
The Lady Kate began her life in 1969 in Dunstone Yard in Hull and has had numerous homes over the last 45 years. The Lady Kate is a 24 metre converted fishing trawler. Her original name is Rosamunda and whilst part of the Fleetwood registered fishing fleet she became the biggest earner of the fleet.
She was bought in 1999 by Kate Williams and now lives in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. The Lady Kate is regularly used to support dive trips and charity challenges and has previously supported a list of celebrities including Richard Branson and his Virgin team to swim from Holyhead to Dublin.
For more information about the boat visit www.ladykatecharters.com