Rhys Jones, a 22 year old, plans to travel 4,000 miles of water on his juice carton boat. If he succeeds, we may see more youngsters building their boats with… plastic bottles…
The adventurer, who is the youngest person to climb the seven highest summits on each of the seven continents, plans to travel 4,000miles (6,400km) down a river on a boat made out of juice cartons.
Rhys decide to join his father and the pair, from Bartley, Hampshire, now plan to battle whirlpools, white water and alligators in their 4m (12ft) craft – a wooden cabin encased in a hull made of cartons.
They plan to set sail next weekend and may recycle the boat at the end of the trip. ‘It’s a challenge to see if it can be done,’ said Rhys. ‘It’s different and also environmentally friendly.’