An Aberdeenshire man is attempting to cross the North Sea from Stonehaven to Denmark in a solo voyage on a rowing boat.
The 400-mile journey has never been completed solo before.
Mike Park, 53, is raising money for three charities, including the Fishermen's Mission and has reached half of his £100,000 target already.
The former skipper is no stranger to the sea but the epic journey will be a life-threatening nautical challenge.
The adventurer will be on his own, facing all the hazards of the North Sea, until he reaches Denmark.
If he succeeds he will be the first person to complete the dangerous mission on his own.
He said: “Wind and waves and the combination of the two of them are my biggest enemy. It is dangerous.
“This vessel was rowed around Britain and capsized three times and submerged twice so it doesn’t go without risk “
The challenge could take up to three weeks to complete and Mike has been getting his body in shape for the journey.
He added: “I’ve been trying to beef up because I’ll lose about three stone in three weeks. I’m looking to row 18 hours a day and that gives me six hours to recharge the batteries because I will only succeed in this challenge if I can maintain the power levels.”
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