Jelle Veyt

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Jelle Veyt

Ten Years In, Veyt Arrives in Los Angeles

Date: August 19, 2023
Approximate GPS Location: (50.90°N, 4.39°E)

After five weeks of cycling in the three largest deserts in North America, Jelle Veyt arrived in Los Angeles.

There, he took time to catch up with friends and recover before heading back to Belgium. Los Angeles was the end point for this stage of the journey, an 11,800-mile (19,000km) trip from Belgium that involved cycling and sailing.

The journey took nine months and took a toll. “To be honest, in the end I got really tired and felt I need some time off, both physically and mentally,” he wrote in a recent update. Now, Veyt will spend a few months preparing for the next stage, more cycling and then Denali, the highest peak in North America.

While back in Belgium, Veyt passed a massive milestone: 10 years of his human-powered seven summits project. During that time he has completed four of the seven summits and covered 43,495 miles (70,000km). With three more mountains and another 25,000 miles (40,000km) still to go, it will be interesting to see how long this mammoth task eventually takes.


update history

Human-Powered Seven Summits

Veyt Stranded in the Congo as the World Closes Borders

March 23, 2020 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali

Corrupt Border Officers and Kamikaze Trucks; Veyt Cycles Through Nigeria

February 29, 2020 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali

Chaos in Lagos; Veyt Arrives Just in Time

February 16, 2020 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali
Human-powered Seven Summits

Cycling Through West Africa, Veyt Races Towards Nigeria

February 01, 2020 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali



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