For those who have read Atul Gawande's work on checklists and their immense value, my take here, with credit to Dr.Gawande for his research.
I write a regular feature for our inflight magazine at Canadian North Airlines, this is from about a year ago. I think it tells a good story about the connection developed between the person up there at the controls or out there on the oars, and the critical support on land.
I owe a lot of my success on Everest and at sea, to 'Jimbo' Redeker...I also owe him a lot of tequila.
Photo: Wind/Weather/Waves guy & my friend Jim Redeker (on right) welcoming me home after rowing the Atlantic.