On August 10th, Dave Cornthwaite will undertake the hardest segment of his Expedition1000 project: a 1000-mile swim down the lower Missouri River running through the middle of America.

It will be the toughest expedition I have ever taken on,” predicts the British adventurer, author and motivational speaker who will do 25 expeditions of at least 1,000 miles in length, each one using a different method of non-motorized transport.

On Cornthwaite’s planned 50-day stage swim, he will drag all of his gear with him on a small raft as he is joined by a crew of supporters on stand-up paddle boards. Self-contained and self-sufficient, it will just be him, smiling and enjoying life with a pleasant sense of humor, and his merry group of supporters.

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