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Jelle Veyt

Veyt to Row the Atlantic

Date: November 12, 2020
Approximate GPS Location: (51.02°N, 4.10°E)

We last heard from Jelle Veyt when his quest to cycle from his home in Belgium to Kilimanjaro was derailed in the Congo by COVID-19. In the six months since our last update, he has been busy. Unsure when he will be able to complete his human-powered trip to Tanzania, Veyt has instead turned his focus to his next challenge, Denali.

Veyt has teamed up with friends Koen De Gezelle and Gijs Vanden Bogaerde to build a light-weight carbon boat that they plan to row from Portugal to Miami. Leaving on January 4, Veyt will first cycle to Portimao in Portugal before rowing 4,474 miles to Miami!

From Miami, it will be back on the bike for almost 10,000 miles more in order to reach Denali in Alaska, the highest peak in North America.


update history

Veyt Arrives in Portugal, Next Stop: Miami

February 08, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro
Jelle Veyt

Veyt Battles Snow and Ice as he Enters Spain

January 27, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro

Veyt begins long journey to Denali

January 11, 2021 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro
Human-powered seven summits

Belgian Government Brings Veyt Home

April 07, 2020 // Human-powered Seven Summits: Belgium to Kilimanjaro



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