Alex is a Wildlife enthusiast and has a love for all birds and animals. With aspirations of one day having a menagerie of his own he must now settle for the wild hedgehogs and birds in his garden and a single small pet tortoise called Stanley. Alex grew up reading and being told stories of adventure, discovery and exploration and has a deep rooted desire to push his boundaries and explore. He spent a month on the Arctic island of Svalbard before becoming fully committed to rowing which has not allowed for other such pursuits. He hopes to combine his passion for wildlife and adventure at some point in the future!