Veyt to change focus, head back to Africa
After he was unable to shake constant seasickness, Jelle Veyt’s Atlantic row came to an end in Tenerife on Spain's Canary Islands. He had been unable to row and had spent his nights hugging “fourth crew-member”, Wilson, a sick bucket that he was forced to become very familiar with!
Over the last few weeks, Veyt has been recovering and training in Tenerife. On March 31, he announced how he plans to continue his human-powered seven summits project. He will pause his expedition to Denali for now and instead resume his aborted journey towards Kilimanjaro. When COVID closed world borders early in 2020 Veyt had already cycled from his home in Belgium to the Republic of the Congo. Now, he plans to continue from the Congo.
If all goes to plan he hopes to climb Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, by mid-September.