Relentless: A Story of Grit and Endurance from the First Person to Kayak the Tasman Solo

by Scott Donaldson

On Sale: 22/07/2019


About the Book

The story of Scott Donaldson's relentless journey to be the first person to cross the Tasman sea solo in a kayak

Unpredictable and unforgiving, the Tasman Sea is one of the most hostile stretches of water in the world. An Australian adventurer attempted to kayak across in 2007, disappearing without a trace. In 2018 Kiwi adventurer Scott Donaldson spent two months alone at sea to achieve a world first. It was his third attempt, having fallen a heartbreaking 80 kilometres short in 2014.

Donaldson's world first is an inspirational story of dogged perseverance, true Kiwi grit and relentless endurance.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781775541455
  • ISBN 10: 1775541452
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - NZ
  • On Sale: 22/07/2019
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 35.00 AUD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers


Scott Donaldson is a former triathlete, Coast-to-Coast competitor, Ironman coach, mentor and competitor in a myriad of sports. He began as a swimmer to strengthen his lungs, after having life-threatening asthma as a child. Scott's son also has asthma, and his father died aged 42 from a heart attack, and so Scott has made fitness a life priority. Formerly from Rotorua, Donaldson moved to Coffs Harbour in Australia to organise the campaign to cross the Tasman solo in a kayak.

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