Jelle Veyt
Jelle Veyt

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Jelle Veyt

Veyt Battles Snow and Ice as he Enters Spain

Date: January 27, 2021
Approximate GPS Location: (40.08°N, 6.08°E)

In chilly conditions, Jelle Veyt has sped through southern France. He was in a rush to make it to the foothills of the Pyrenees where he would meet friends Glenn and Steven. Along the way, he has to plan his camping in advance which has mostly been to camp in people's private gardens. He is well equipped to camp in the cold and has welcomed the opportunity for some socially distanced social contact with the families he encounters.

In mid-January, he made it to the Pyrenees in time to meet his friends and celebrate his birthday. After celebrating with some takeaway pizza (necessitated by France’s COVID restrictions) and a beer, Veyt was ready to cycle into Spain. But first, he had to visit the town of Pau for another COVID test.

He was soon given the all-clear and able to cross into Spain. Out of the Pyrenees and into the Cantabrian mountains, Veyt cycled through even more wintery conditions with lots of snow and ice.

Veyt has now made it into the province of Extremadura in western Spain, close to where he will cross into Portugal.


update history

Veyt Returns to the Congo

July 13, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali

Veyt to change focus, head back to Africa

April 13, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali

Wind, Waves and Sickness Derail Seven Summits Bid

March 15, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali

Veyt Arrives in Portugal, Next Stop: Miami

February 08, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Denali



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