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Adventurer and Nite Watches Ambassador Dave Cornthwaite completes swimming the Missouri

He’s continually pushing his boundaries and we’re proud to have supported him on his latest adventure.

Southampton, UK

Nite Ambassador and extreme adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has successfully completed his navigation of the Lower Missouri from Chamberlain, South Dakota to St Louis, Missouri. Having jumped in to the river on August 10th, Dave’s incredible journey took him through four states and over 1001 in miles in 58 days.

Dave faced many challenges along the way including strong winds, submerged debris and freezing cold water. Fatigue was a constant danger, with Dave spending up to 12 hours a day in the water. Considering he had only previously swam 300m continuously before the challenge began, he had to draw on his ability to adapt to any situation quickly. Along the route Dave camped and stayed with local communities as he travelled through South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

The swim is part of Dave's Expedition1000, a project that includes twenty five amazing journeys of over 1000 miles, each using a different means of non-motorised transport. To date, Dave’s trips have taken in skateboarding over 3,600 miles through Australia, paddle boarding for 2,400 miles down the Mississippi and cycling 1,396 miles from Vancouver to Las Vegas.

Throughout the trip Dave was accompanied by a VISION VS2 Chronograph model: “It’s been great, doesn’t seem to have dropped any time or given me any hassle at all. It does exactly what I need it to do!”. The VISION range combines modern design, chronograph functionality and the renowned toughness that makes Nite Sports Watches fit for purpose.

Roger Green, founder of Nite Watches commented: “Swimming the lower Missouri is an amazing feat especially taking into consideration Dave’s limited swimming experience. He’s continually pushing his boundaries and we’re proud to have supported him on his latest adventure.”

“Nite Watches are built to take on this kind of challenge and Dave’s VISION watch matched him all the way. He’s still got 18 more journeys to complete, and we’ll be with him every step, stroke or revolution.”

Nite is a renowned British brand, with a military watch heritage, and is a producer of tough watches for use by people who require, and insist on precision time-keeping, no matter what the conditions. All Nite Watches feature self-powered lighting (GTLS), making them highly visible and ideal for tough, dangerous and demanding environments.

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