In episode 9 we hear from a heavy weight of human powered adventure, Dimitri Kieffer, who is currently over 24,000 kilometres into his circumnavigation of the globe via human power. We discuss his world first, Russia, the Middle-East and of course, heroes.
December 4, 2017
In episode 9 we hear from a titan of human powered adventure, Dimitri Kieffer. Dimitri is possibly the most adventurous employee Microsoft ever had!
He is currently embarking on an epic expedition circumnavigating the globe by human power alone. Nexus Expedition began in February of 2005 at Knik Lake in Alaska. Dimitri competed in the Iditarod Invitational Race, traveling 1,100 miles in 37 days by foot and snowshoe from Knik Lake to Nome.
To this day, Dimitri has covered 24,215 kilometers (15,414 miles) from Anchorage, Alaska to Tala Bay, Aqaba (Jordan).
At first, trekking, swimming, skiing and rowing across Alaska, the Bering Strait and Chukotka (Russia).
Then cycling in company of his wife Gulnara Kieffer through Far Eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. Dimitri then kayaked across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran to Oman and cycled further across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
As of December 1st 2017, Dimitri is working with the Jordanian and Egyptian authorities to secure permissions to kayak across the Red Sea from Jordan to Egypt and cycle towards the southwestern coast of Africa, where the row across the Atlantic Ocean will begin.
Take a listen. Get inspired. Form your own plan. And go for it!
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Photo credit: Karl Bushby
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River Blue - http://riverbluethemovie.eco/
I Am Not Your Negro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM
Proof of Loyalty - http://proofofloyalty.com/
International Rescue Committee (IRC) - https://www.rescue.org/
OXFAM - https://www.oxfam.org/
Fedor Konyukhov - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Konyukhov
Aleksander Doba - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksander_Doba
Jason Lewis - http://www.jasonexplorer.com/
Erden Eruç - http://www.around-n-over.org/projects.htm#6SP
Sarah Outen - http://www.sarahouten.com/
Julie and Colin Angus - https://angusadventures.com/
BBC DOCUMENTARY - CROSSING THE BERING STRAIT