If you had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to leave behind all of your com­forts and respon­si­bil­i­ties for 45 days to row across the Atlantic Ocean, would you do it? That’s exact­ly how Alas­tair Humphreys, author, adven­tur­er, and one of Nation­al Geo­graph­ic’s 2012 Adven­tur­ers of the Year, kicked off 2012. This short film about his expe­ri­ence cap­tures the deter­mi­na­tion and strength required to spend 12 hours a day row­ing, and what you gain when you get to the oth­er side.

[Via: AlastairHumphreys.com]