Adventurer and explorer Ness Knight has a knack of making remarkable feats of endurance look easy. So far, she’s completed a host of extreme endurance expeditions around the world, from cycling 2000 miles solo and self-supported across the USA and fatbiking 1000km solo across the Namib Desert to making history as the first woman to stand-up paddleboard 1000 miles, and the first female to swim the length of the River Thames. Her next big challenge? To become the first woman to row the Pacific Ocean solo and non-stop – a feat which will require Ness to row a mind-blowing 14-18 hours a day for 5-6 months.
Ness has spent the last six weeks in the Outer Hebrides exploring wild Scotland, but the 32-year-old Merrell ambassador kindly took a break from hiking, trail running and wild swimming to answer my questions.