Nick Ray, who has been a member of the Odyssey staff team for many years, recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge by sea kayak! On 10th June, Nick arrived in Aberdovey, Gwynedd, having paddled 518 miles from Fort William, and cycled/walked 80 miles to include ascents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. This was all accomplished solo in just under a month – by sea kayak and on foot; and largely unsupported.


We are hugely grateful to Nick who lives aboard a small yacht in Tobermory Harbour, with his wife Karen and dog Ziggy. On 25th July, he travelled down from Scotland to give an illustrated lecture on this epic adventure, to a packed audience in Aberdovey Yacht Club. The ticket sales, raffle and an auction of promises at this event raised just over £700 for Odyssey, to add to Nick’s JustGiving total which is currently in excess of £2,000. If you would like to add to this total, please visit: