After a career spent in the aquatic arm of the SAS, Jason Fox still specialises in ‘mad shit in the water’. In 2015 he was one of the divers who found the long-lost treasure of the 17th century pirate Captain Kidd off the coast of Madagascar. Then in 2016 he set a world record breaking new course rowing across the Atlantic.
Navigating a route that had never been rowed before, he and his team followed the trade winds down the west coast of Africa into the violent seas where the weather patterns and wind collide. 50 days later they had rowed 3,677 nautical miles and become the fastest ever team to row from mainland Europe to mainland South America.
Having experienced every different stage of fear, Jason looks at how human beings are capable of normalising the most messed up situations. He explores why capsizing can actually be fun, what goes through your head when dying suddenly becomes a distinct possibility, and why choosing to listen to house music in a storm in the middle of the Atlantic is the kind of decision that makes you who you are.
You can find Jason on Channel 4 on SAS: Who Dares Wins.