At 70 years old, Frank Rothwell will be taking on the
biggest challenge of his life.
He’ll be rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean
solo, while raising £1 million for Alzheimer’s
This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows
Frank – not least his wife of 50 years, Judith – as he
is an adventurer at heart.
Frank’s previous expeditions include spending five weeks
on a deserted island for Channel 4’s ‘The Island’ and he
was the 10th person to circumnavigate North
and South America by boat.
But the Talisker
Whisky Atlantic Challenge will be Frank’s
toughest and most gruelling mission to date – exactly
what you would expect to mark his 70th
In December, Frank will be setting off from La Gomera
near Tenerife and his target is to arrive in Antigua on
Frank is hoping to raise an incredible £1 million for
Alzheimer’s Research UK, with £500,000 of that
being generously match-funded by Iceland Foods
He will be self-funding his adventure, so all donations
will go directly to the UK’s leading dementia research