Human Powered Circumnavigation of the World
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, progressing intermittently, according to local visa restrictions and weather conditions.
To this day, Dimitri has covered 24,215 kilometers (15,414 miles) from Anchorage, Alaska to Tala Bay, Aqaba (Jordan).
At first, trekking, swimming, skiing and rowing across Alaska, the Bering Strait and Chukotka (Russia).
Then cycling in company of his wife Gulnara Kieffer through Far Eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.
Dimitri then kayaked across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran to Oman and cycled further across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
As of September 1st 2017, Dimitri is working with the Jordanian and Egyptian authorities to secure permissions to kayak across the Red Sea from Jordan to Egypt and cycle towards the southwestern coast of Africa, where the row across the Atlantic Ocean will begin.