Monty completes a choppy trip to help raise funds for a sea mammal resuce pontoon
Marine biologist and BBC tv presenter, Monty Halls, has completed his epic voyage in rough waters to raise money for a rescue pontoon for stranded whales along the Irish coast.
Monty rowed a traditional Irish rowing boat - a currach - from Roundstone on the Irish mainland to the Aran Islands - it took him seven and half hours of solid rowing to cover the 24 miles.
Monty says: "It was great fun, but I may well need a bum transplant! I was was welcomed into Roundstone by an enthusiastic crowd on Sunday afternoon, and am now gingerly creaking around boring everyone to death with tales of derring do."
There are about 150 whale strandings a year round Ireland, and only two pontoons for the entire country. MCS will give a 1/3 of the cost to the pontoon from donations, if Monty reaches his target of £1,000. Even if the target isn't met, funds raised through donations will be used by MCS for our continuing conservation work.
Monty has already raised over £4,000 towards the pontoon and is now just £700 short of completing the fund. You can help Monty reach his target by donating here