Sacha Dench – known as the Human Swan – is on her intrepid circumnavigation of mainland Britain by electric paramotor.
Sacha, Ambassador for the UN’s Convention on Migratory Species intends to fly around mainland Britain in a wind and green electricity powered paramotor, attempting two Guinness World Records.
The actor Joanna Lumley has also now become involved and will be making a documentary about the expedition which hopes to raise awareness of the climate emergency and our wildlife.
“Sacha Dench’s adventures are stories you can only dream of – facing down all barriers and blessed with the courage of a lioness she literally soars into history books, and inspires everyone who has the luck to follow her phenomenal challenges. Sacha is clawing attention towards the greatest crisis mankind has faced in recorded time.
“Her journey is going to be irresistible and I shall be following her, on charts and in person, I am so proud to support her: with your help we shall be the wind beneath her wings.”
Sacha’s journey will take her from the west coast of Scotland heading south along the coast on a 3,000 mile + journey around Britain
She will be landing frequently, and with her ground crew will be talking with, filming, and gathering information from industry, innovators and entrepreneurs, local heroes, communities, schools, farmers and individuals – anybody involved in addressing the effects of climate change in their areas.
A compilation of these stories will be presented at COP26 in Glasgow in November.
Commenting on making a film with Joanna Lumley, Sacha said:
“ It’s just fantastic that Joanna is so supportive of this mission to look at how climate change is affecting different regions of the country – and highlight all the amazing things that individuals, community organisations and companies are doing to combat it.
“We want to get everybody involved and one of our aims is to get 140,001 people to take personal climate action between 18 June and 17th July through Count Us In https://www.count-us-in.org/ – so please sign up now! If we achieve this number we’ll get a Guinness World Record too!”
You can see the latest news from the expedition team here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWXaHWTg7cA