Crossing the Pyrenees unsupported via the HRP

EN: This weekend I should start my last "long expedition with a heavy backpack". I'll attempt to cross the Pyrenees solo, unsupported (no food resupplies unless I find berries before the bears) and only sleeping in my tent (not fun in thunderstorms)....

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Jul 23, 2020
Expedition Finse in Norway

EN: I went in Norway to attend Expedition Finse. The small (hence great) festival is packed with great explorers, adventurers and snow. I've met several people I've been in touch with for years and also nice guys I have never heard about it. On the (...

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Feb 22, 2020
Les engagés avec Thomas Tirtiaux

EN: I listened to Thomas Tirtiaux who with 2 other friends did a cold trek in the dark to Cape North. Hell launch soon a crowdfunding campaign to produce a 26min film about this expedition.FR: J'ai écouté Thomas Tirtiaux qui, avec deux autres amis, a...

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Feb 07, 2020
Tree planting event with the Jane Goodall Institute

EN: Another tree planting event with the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium. I wanted to plant hundreds of trees but the soil contained many roots and rocks. Only 54 but on the whole day around 18000 trees were planted on 3 sites in Belgium. And more tha...

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Feb 02, 2020
Guirec Soudee et monique la poule en conférence

 EN: Two evenings of films about sailing at the Into the Blue festival. I finally met Guirec Soudée and his hen Monique. They sailed around the globe with the North West passage, a Greenland overwintering and visiting Antarctica. In the top 50 of adv...

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Feb 01, 2020
The Last Overland expedition in Brussels

 EN: In 1955 a team of Land Rover cars drove from the UK to Singapore. One of those cars has been found recently and drove back to the UK and did a stop in Brussels where I could meet the team.FR: En 1955, une équipe de véhicules Land Rover roula du...

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Dec 12, 2019
Cité Aventuriers à Paris

 EN: J'ai été à Paris pendant 2 jours voir Cité Aventuriers, cela m'a permis d'en rencontrer une bonne vingtaine dont Bouchra Baibanou, première Marocaine sur l'Everest. On était tous curieux du tonneau dans lequel Jean-Jacques Savin à traversé l'Océ...

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Sep 22, 2019
GLEX Global Exploration Summit Lisbon 2019

EN: I was several days In Lisbon to attend the first GLEX or Global Exploration summit co-organized by the Explorers Club. We celebrated the 500 years of the first circumnavigation of Magellan and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. I was...

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Jul 06, 2019
Outdoor by ISPO 2019

EN: I was at the first edition of OUTDOOR by ISPO in Munich. Radu Paltineanu from Romania won the European Adventurer of the year 2018. (So not me this time). I saw Apa Sherpa who I had met on Everest BaseCamp in 2009 so ten years ago. I checked out...

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Jul 03, 2019
Le Bourget Paris Mars Spacesuit

EN: I went to the Bourget airshow in Paris to meet my friend Cameron Smith. In front of stand his was were Thomas Pesquet and François Gabart speaking comparing the extremes of space and ocean challenges.FR: Je suis allé au salon du Bourget à Paris p...

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Jun 22, 2019