Woman rower lands in Alaska after solo Pacific crossing in 150 days

LOS ANGELES: A 28-year old female adventurer has arrived in Alaska after rowing 4,315 miles across the northern Pacific, her support team said, the first person to make the solo crossing by rowboat.

Sarah Outen arrived Monday at the sparsely populated Alaskan outpost of Adak in the Aleutian islands, after 150 days of rowing, often having to battle in rough ocean swells.

“Happy tears and tired muscles remembering this morning’s row… to Alaska!” Outen wrote in a Twitter post dated September 24, shortly after her arrival.

Outen started her voyage in April in Chosi, Japan in her rowboat dubbed “Happy Socks.”

The Japan-to-Canada voyage is just one leg of a journey during which Outen said she hopes to cycle, row and kayak around the world.

She says she will travel some 20,000 miles in all to raise money for various charities.

In June of last year, she was forced to abandon a first attempt to row to Canada when she ran into a severe storm after about one month in the Pacific and had to be rescued by the Japanese coastguard.

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