We'd like to say a massive congratulations to Ian Barnard and Simon Walley who have broken the Guinness World Record for the fasted crossing of Loch Ness in a two man kayak!
While Simon and Ian made the world record attempt in September last year to raise awareness and funds for Overcoming MS and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, their time has only recently been confirmed by Guinness as the official new record.
Despite poor weather conditions, the two managed to complete the crossing in 03:28:53, beating the previous world record of 04:40 by over an hour!
When sharing the news Ian had the following to say, "The attempt started with fantastic conditions which unfortunately deteriorated as the miles rolled by resulting in 10 unscheduled stops to empty our sinking vessel.
Despite the unfavorable conditions we still pulled in a blistering time of 3 hours, 28 minutes and 53 seconds. Guinness have confirmed our attempt, accepted our evidence and sent through our certificates.
So all that remains for us to say is a massive thank you to our support crew and an equally big thank you to all our sponsors who helped as raise over £1,600 for our two charities The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis." Ian and Simon have put together a video of their crossing which shows just how tough the conditionswere: