St Hugh’s alumna Rose Alterman (Medicine, 2009), now working as an Emergency Medicine Registrar in Exeter, Devon, is switching her scrubs for the sea, salt and swell of the Atlantic Ocean. Together with her colleague and close friend Charlie Fleury, she will be taking part in the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and rowing 3000 miles from La Gomera (Canary Islands) to Antigua.
The pair are hoping to promote women participating in ultra-endurance sporting events and are researching into the physiological and psychological reasons for females often equally or outperforming their male counterparts. They are raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance, a charity close to both their hearts, which provides a 24/7 pre-hospital care service for the people of Devon.
Whilst they are hopeful that their work in Exeter’s Emergency Department will have prepared them well for the challenges of crossing an ocean, the challenge will require immense physical and mental preparation, determination and resilience. If you would like to find out more or follow their progress please visit their website www.emergenseagirls.com or find them on social media. If you would like to support this challenge as an individual or a corporate partner full details can be found on the ‘Get on Board’ page.