Professional Adventurer, Douglas Stoup from Olympic Valley, CA and amateur adventurer Frank Fumich from Arlington, VA will attempt to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) from Cuba to Key West, FL non-stop and unsupported. The team hopes to complete the 118 mile paddle in less than 40 hours, all depending on the ever changing weather and sea conditions. The Team plans to fly to Key West, FL September 24th, 2012 to monitor the weather and will begin the expedition in Cuba shortly after. Stoup and Fumich are paddling to raise money and awareness for the Ice Axe Foundation (www.iceaxe.org), and the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Ice Axe Foundation is an educational 501 3C set up to educate youth about the amazing planet on which we live-- doing so through live Internet feeds. The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to severely injured service members.
Doug Stoup is a professional adventurer and has traveled to the North and South Poles more times than anyone on the planet. He also guides skiers to remote places including Antarctica, Spitsbergen, Morocco and Greenland.
Frank Fumich has had a lifetime of adventurers including the summit the highest peaks on 3 continents, Ironman Triathlons, dozens of marathons and ultra marathons, including some of the hardest 100 milers and 150 mile self supported ultras all over the planet. He is one of the few finishers of the punishing Death Race, and has recently trekked to the North Pole under Doug's guide.