Nexus Expedition began in February of 2005 at Knik Lake in Alaska. Dimitri Kieffer
competed in the Iditarod Invitational Race, traveling 1,100 miles in 37 days by foot and snowshoe from Knik Lake to Nome.
From this beginning, Dimitri would embark on a human-powered journey to circumnavigate the world.
To this day, over six winters and four summers, Dimitri has covered 17, 812 kilometers (11, 067 miles) from Anchorage Alaska to Bukhara, Uzbekistan. At first, trekking, swimming, skiing and rowing across Alaska, the Bering Strait and Chukotka (Russia).
And since 2011, in company of his wife Gulnara Kieffer
, cycling through Far Eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Summer and Fall of 2015 is being spent cycling from Uzbekistan towards the Western coast of Africa, where the row across the Atlantic Ocean will begin.