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Jelle Veyt

Veyt begins long journey to Denali

Date: January 11, 2021
Approximate GPS Location: (46.65°N, 0.33°E)

Jelle Veyt is finally back on the road. COVID forced him to postpone his mission to Kilimanjaro, so he has changed his plans on the fly and is instead heading to Denali, the highest peak in North America.

On January 3, he was back on the bike and cycling south from his home in Dendermonde, Belgium. He has a 1,553 mile (2,500km) journey to Portugal ahead of him before he joins a team to row across the Atlantic.

Through December, he has been intensively training, alternating between rowing and cycling in shifts. This should prepare his body for a tough schedule; on the boat he will be rowing for two hours then resting, washing and eating during a two-hour break.

For now, he only needs to cycle. The early going has been very cold but enjoyable. He is taking back-country roads to admire the scenery and is already past Paris. He has three weeks to reach Portugal.


update history

Veyt Cycles To Lorient, Will Prepare to Sail

September 29, 2022 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro

Veyt to Join a Sailboat to the Caribbean, Continue Quest

August 31, 2022 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro

Siberia Crossing Halted by Russian Invasion

March 15, 2022 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro

Veyt to take on the Bering Strait

December 30, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro



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