Explorer and former soldier Brad Parsk is set for yet another voyage of discovery in 2019.
Rothwell-born Parsk plans to sail the coast of Africa, charting the seas and ever-changing coastline.
The 32-year old survived arctic blizzards in Alaska, climbed treacherous mountains, mapped deserts of the middle east and discovered lost tombs in Asia.
He said: “Technology has helped us greatly in shedding light on the geography of our planet.
“But have we discovered everything? Of course not.” He is currently in England for a spell after almost a decade away.”