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"Swimming and Kayaking through the Straight of Hormuz from Iran to Oman"
The Paddler ezine (Dimitri Kieffer / Peter Tranter) - English - Thursday May 11, 2017

“Sir, please explain to us why you want to cross the Strait of Hormuz by human power?”

This is a question which I have had to respond on so many occasions over the last few years in regards to not only being allowed to cross the Strait of Hormuz but also other strategic bodies of water and landmasses such as the Bering Strait, Chukotka (Russia), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and even currently while asking the permission to kayak across the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea).

Simply put, my answer was: Because I needed to get through!

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"Circumnavigating the globe reveals interconnectedness of humanity — French-American traveller"
The Jordan Times (Saeb Rawashdeh / Stefan Branisavljevic) - English - Wednesday April 19, 2017

Travelling around the world by cycling, rowing and walking exposes a human being to a number of other humans and elements, said a French-American traveller.

According to Dimitri Kieffer, if one has the time for it, he or she should go out to explore and learn more about the world we live in.

“The more you get to see our world, hopefully, the greater respect you will gain for it and for its complexities,” he said during a recent visit to Jordan.
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"Pacific Northwest Chapter"
The Explorers Log - English - Monday April 4, 2016

Dimitri Kieffer MN'09 is currently in the midst of a human powered expedition around the world intended to connect different societies, civilizations, and landscapes. He started in Ancnorage, Alaska USA in February 2005 and is progressing intermittently according to local visa restrictions and weather conditions.
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"Crossing Turkmenistan, A Rare Chance: Kieffer’s World Circumnavigation"
Correne Coetzer - English - Tuesday August 25, 2015

Turkmenistan is very closed to the outside world, but Dimitri Kieffer and his wife Gulnara managed to get permission to cover this country on Dimitri’s route around the world.

News shot over from Dimitri yesterday, reporting their cycling in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan is completed, with some "balmy cycling days in the desert, up to 47 degrees celsius."
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"World Circumnavigation: Dimitri Kieffer’s 2015 route"
Correne Coetzer - English - Tuesday August 11, 2015

(Correne Coetzer) To be able to reach Eastern Africa the most directly, Nexus Expedition’s first and foremost needs to cross the Arabian Peninsula, "while skipping obviously any country which are currently facing domestic wars and/or facing the threat of potential ISIS, al-Qaeda, or else, related kidnapping and/or murdering, especially in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya,” Dimitri Kieffer explained in his blog.
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"The Strait Story"
Swedish Club News - English - Thursday January 1, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 16, Seattle-based, Franco-American expeditionist Dimitri Kieffer will visit the Swedish Club to give a talk on his adventures while walking across the Bering Strait. This trip was the beginning of his quest to travel around the globe solely under human power. His Nexus Expedition World Circumnavigation began in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2005. Thus far Dimitri has traveled 17,814 km (11,069 miles), trekking, skiing, swimming, paddling and biking across the Bering Strait, then into and across Russia, Mongolia and China as well as Central Asia.
Dimitri is currently planning the next leg of his expedition for 2015–16: cycling and paddling from Central Asia to southwest Africa, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, cycling through Latin America to reach his second antipode in Chile, and finally cycling back north to return to the starting point of his expedition in Alaska. At completion, the trip will total approximately 60,000 km (38,000 miles). Read more about Dimitri and his adventures at www.nexusexpedition.com. His talk begins at 7 p.m.
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"The Best Quest website: Nexus Expedition: Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan."
The Best Quest website (Greg Michaels) - English - Tuesday July 1, 2014

Dimitri Kieffer and his wife Gulnara Miftakhova continue their human-powered Nexus Expedition by bicycle from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan. With understandable apprehensiveness before entering the Pamir region of Tajikistan where violent clashes and riots recently occurred, they, seemingly as always in their journeys, encountered colorful people and events.
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"Oerlikon 24 hours around the world"
Oerlikon - English - Thursday April 10, 2014

Oerlikon showing off applications of their technologies in an 'around the globe' view.
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"No Cold Feet"
Stephanie Pearson, Outdoor Magazine - English - Tuesday October 8, 2013

There are a handful of accomplishments that can anchor your expedition résumé. Summiting Everest. Sailing around the world alone. Schlepping to a pole. Then there’s the rare feat of crossing the Bering Strait, a physical challenge that few have even attempted, due to dicey international politics.
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"ExWeb interview with Gulnara Kieffer, Baptism of Fire on The Road of Bones"
ExplorersWeb - English - Tuesday August 27, 2013

(By Correne Coetzer) With a lack of long distance cycling experience, but enough Russian cold winters in her life, in 2011 Gulnara decided to join seasoned explorer Dimitri Kieffer on a 2100 km cycle journey, as part of his human-power circumnavigation. The infamous Road of Bones was part of her Baptism of Fire, which, earlier this year, led to Dimitri proposing to her.
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"ExWeb interview with Dimitri Kieffer, from a Russian detention to where the camels roam free"
ExplorersWeb - English - Monday August 26, 2013

(By Correne Coetzer) In 2006, when Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Bushby planned on crossing the Bering Strait by foot, they thought that it will take them at least 3 years to succeed. They succeeded on their first attempt and landed in Russia, only to be detained in isolation from the world and from each other by the Russian border guards.
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"Swim relay across the icy waters of the Bering Strait"
Polar ExplorersWeb - English - Wednesday July 31, 2013

In 2006 Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Busby crossed the Bering Strait without support by walking on stable ice, crawling on unstable ice, climbing over ridges and swimming in open water while pulling sleds with their provisions. The duo started from Wales, Alaska, and landed in Uelen, Chukotka, Russia. They completed the 200 miles / 322 kilometers in 14 days from March 17-31, 2006. 5 days were spent swimming.
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"Adventurer Making Human Powered Circumnavigation Of The Globe"
The Adventure Blog - English - Tuesday July 30, 2013

Dimitri Kieffer is a lot of things. Born in France, he now holds dual citizenship in that country and the U.S. He is an international businessman, member of the Explorers Club, an ultrarunner and adventure racer, amongst other things. He also happens to be making a human powered circumnavigation of the globe, a journey he is making in stages as he explorers the cultures and histories of the places that he visits along the way.
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"Nexus Expeditions - Dimitri's Epic Journey"
Egan & Associates - English - Friday May 10, 2013

Have you met our friend Dimitri Kieffer?

He is back in Mongolia preparing to start the next leg of his journey around the globe. Kieffer is on a mission to circumnavigate the globe using only human power while connecting different societies, civilizations and landscapes. On this section of his trip he will be going to West Africa, via China, Kazakhstan and multiple other countries.
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"Bering Strait Expeditions"
Quick Wiki - English - Thursday March 14, 2013

In March 2006, Briton Karl Bushby and French-American adventurer Dimitri Kieffer crossed the strait on foot, walking across a frozen 90 km (56 mi) section in 15 days. They were soon arrested for not entering Russia through a border control.
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"Snowsled Company History"
Snowsled Co. - English - Wednesday March 13, 2013

In 1998 Karl Bushby started walking from the Southern tip of South America, and, by 2005, with an American Dimitri Kieffer, he had reached the Bering Strait, between Alaska and Russia. Snowsled supplied his ‘North Pole’ pulks for the winter journey up through Alaska to Cape Prince of Wales, and for the awesome crossing of the moving pack-ice to Russia in March 2006.
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"Evernew America Sponsored Athlete"
Evernew America - English - Tuesday March 12, 2013

French native, Dimitri moved to the United States in 1983 at the age of 17 in order to pursue a college education in international business. He spent his first
year in the US as an exchange student in Puyallup high school, Washington state and the next 5 years at the University of Washington in Seattle where he obtained two degrees, focusing on international trade.
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"Photo Essay of the Week #4 - Dimitri Kieffer"
No Direction Home - English - Sunday March 10, 2013

World-class adventurer and founder of Nexus Expeditions, Dimitri Kieffer has taken on a campaign of global proportions. Under the banner of Nexus, Dimitri is circumnavigating the globe through human power while connecting different societies, civilizations and landscapes. And he's damn good at what he does.
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"Distro Angel - Dimitri Kieffer"
Universal Distro - English - Sunday December 2, 2012

Dimitri Kieffer is a Seattle based, Franco-American expeditionist. He's currently circumnavigating the planet on human power. At the time of this writing he's somewhere in the middle of rural Russia, riding his bicycle alongside his partner, Gulnara Miftakhova. Though they've been going for years, and have already crossed most of our planet's frozen bits, they're still roughly five years from completing their quest.
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"Distro Angel - Gulnara Miftakhova"
Universal Distro - English - Saturday December 1, 2012

Gulnara is a Seattle based, Russian-Tatar traveler. She's currently circumnavigating the planet on nothing but here own human power. MmmHmm. At the time of this writing she's somewhere in the middle of Russia, riding her bicycle alongside Dimitri Kieffer, her traveling partner.
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"Facts about The Bering Strait for Kids"
The Free Resource - English - Thursday November 15, 2012

In March 2006, Briton Karl Bushby and French-American adventurer Dimitri Kieffer crossed the strait on foot, walking across a frozen 90 km (56 mi) section in 15 days.
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"Episode 17"
BennyBeanBear - English - Saturday September 29, 2012

Well you will never guess what I have done!!!! I interviewed a
"celebrity". How you must envy me, Lyn. I talked with a man who has done some amazing things - like walking across the Bering Strait and doing it in winter; currently bicycling across Mongolia (that’s where I met him).
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"Reflecting on Spiritualism, Shamanism, Love and Dreams"
"Innermost secret forces" Spiritual Yakut Newspaper - English, Russian - Friday June 1, 2012

On June 1st 2012, I was asked by Marina Platonova, reporter for the spiritual Yakut/Sakha newspaper called "Innermost Secret Forces", a set of reflective and unusual questions on love, dreams, spiritualism and shamanism.
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"Early winter downhill cycling in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia / Russia"
eYakutia - English - Friday October 21, 2011

Dimitri Kieffer halted Nexus Expedition until 2012! This year he and Gulnara made it from Magadan to Yakutsk by bicycles. By the way, I wrote two posts about his expedition at AskYakutia.com.
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"Dimitri Kieffer about his cycling from Omsukchan (Magadan Oblast) to Yakutsk (Yakutia) via the Kolyma Highway"
Ask Yukutia - English - Saturday October 8, 2011

It was him, who walked with Karl Bushby from Alaska (US) to Chukotka (Russia). By foot. On the sea ice. Through Bering Strait. It was him, who gave me a great info on the route from Chukotka to Magadan Oblast, as he walked that way with a sledge in last winters.
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"Human power circumnavigation update: Dimitri Kieffer racing against Russias winter"
Trek News Explorers Web - English - Tuesday September 27, 2011

(Correne Coetzer) Many rural Yakuts keep their water supply throughout the year in frozen blocks of ice three meters below their houses at permafrost level, observed Dimitri Kieffer while autumn colors in Eastern Russia make way for white, snow covered roads.
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"Human power circumnavigation update: Dimitri Kieffer heading towards The Road of Bones"
Trek News Explorers Web - English - Friday August 5, 2011

(Correne Coetzer) From The Missing Link to The Road of Bones, that is Dimitri Kieffers next stage in his human powered circumnavigation. He is now leaving the snow and his sled behind and will be travelling by bicycle.
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"ExWeb interview with Dimitri Kieffer (part 4/4): Completing the Missing Link"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Tuesday July 5, 2011

(Correne Coetzer) Getting to the start point of this spring section from Paren to Omsukchan in Far Eastern Russia was a mission on its own.
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"ExWeb interview with Dimitri Kieffer (part 3/4): generous people, magic moments, low points, and The Missing Link"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Friday July 1, 2011

Losing 2 tents in 2 seconds while dismantling them in the wind and then had to endure cooking in windy minus 35°C without a tent, was one of the low points in Dimitris trek in Far Eastern Russia.
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"ExWeb interview with Dimitri Kieffer (part 2/4): I needed three things to succeed in the Far Eastern Russia: patience, patience, patience"
Trek News Explorers Web - English - Tuesday June 28, 2011

(Correne Coetzer) During his trekking in Far Eastern Russia, Dimitri met many people along the way and learned a lot from them. In the communal bathhouses, for example, he learned that once exposed naked, everybody become equal no more generals, mafia bosses, priests, workers.
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"ExWeb interview with Dimitri Kieffer (part 1/4), I simply realized how clearly focused I needed to be along every step"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Thursday June 23, 2011

Dimitri Kieffer completed what he calls, The Missing Link, from Knik Lake near Anchorage, Alaska, USA to Omsukchan, Russia which he has accomplished over the course of 6 winters (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011) while trekking, snowshoeing, skiing, swimming and even sledding.
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"Round-the-world trekker parks sled for summer"
The Seattle Times - English - Sunday June 5, 2011

It's hard to imagine that anyone would rave about encounters with bears in remote Russia or about hauling a 300-pound sled in temperatures that reached 30 degrees below zero.
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"Interview with Dimitri Kieffer: lessons from a bicycle saddle"
Trek News Explorers Web - English - Tuesday May 31, 2011

(Correne Coetzer - updated: added image ) On June 1 Dimitri Kieffer is on his bicycle again to start the ninth section of his human powered expedition around the world.
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"Human power circumnavigation: Dimitri Kieffer back on track"
Trek News Explorers Web - English - Saturday May 21, 2011

(Correne Coetzer) Currently in Russia, Dimitri Kieffer will soon start the 6730 km / 4180 miles ninth stage of his human powered expedition around the world.
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"Dimitri Kieffer’s ultimate description of Russia’s Chukotka – Kamchatka – Magadan route."
Ask Yakutia - English - Sunday May 8, 2011

Dimitri Kieffer gave me the ultimate description of his winter walking journey from the farest point of Chukotka, Uelen, to Magadan (read the Kolyma Highway, the Road of Bones, that connects Yakutia’s Yakutsk and Magadan Oblast).
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"Human power circumnavigation update: Dimitri Kieffer finished trekking, skiing and snowshoeing in Russia"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Monday May 2, 2011

(By Correne Coetzer) The round-the-world traveler has finished his trekking, skiing and snowshoeing across steep passes and frozen rivers, from Paren (Kamchatka, Russia) to Omsukchan in Magadanskaya Oblast.
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"Human power circumnavigation update: Kieffer and Bushby racing against time, bears and melting rivers"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Thursday April 21, 2011

(By Correne Coetzer/ story corrected May 31) Dimitri Kieffer is closing in on his destination with water/river crossings, potential bear encounters and potential annoying rain ahead.
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"Human power circumnavigation update: Kieffer and Bushby racing against time, bears and melting rivers"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Tuesday March 29, 2011

(By Correne Coetzer) Both Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Bushby are racing against the time restriction of their 90-day Russian visas. Temperatures are getting warmer, which means bears will be coming out of hibernation and icy rivers on route will be melting.
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"Human powered circumnavigation update: Dimitri Kieffer safe from the tsunami"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Thursday March 17, 2011

(By Correne Coetzer) He is still quite a bit inland and has not been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Dimitri assures ExplorersWeb. He says he is still in the northern far eastern part of Russia; battling his way alone through snowstorms, and trying to get rid of a cold and blisters on his feet.
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"Human power circumnavigation wrap-up: Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Busby in Far Eastern Russia"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Wednesday March 9, 2011

(By Correne Coetzer) During February and March 2006 and April 2007 Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Busby travelled together from Nome, Alaska, to Anguema in Russia. In the process they crossed the frozen Bering Strait on foot.
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"Dimitri Kieffer update: On track to resume human powered circumnavigation in remote Russia"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Friday February 25, 2011

(By Correne Coetzer) Since mid-January, Dimitri is on his way to Paren, Kamchatka, where he stopped on May 13, 2010. No easy task to get to this remote area in the Russian Federation.
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"Kitesurfing the Bering Strait"
Xtreme Sport - English - Wednesday February 9, 2011

March, Briton Karl Bushby and French American adventurer Dimitri Kieffer crossed the strait on foot, walking across a frozen 90 km (56 mile) section in 15 days.They were arrested for not entering Russia through a border control.
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"The Nerd Issue: Celebrating Local Geek Varietals"
Seattle Magazine - English - Tuesday February 1, 2011

From nerd hangouts to, geeky fashion to a geeky blast from the past, here's our ode to Seattle's nerd.
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"The Long Walk"
Hemispheres - English - Thursday November 11, 2010

He recruited French adventurer Dimitri Kieffer, figuring the company might make the difference between life and death. After a few hours of walking on relatively flat ice anchored to the shore, they came across the fast-moving conveyer belt of sea ice and swam a short distance to get on board.
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"Dimitri Kieffer – Around the world by human power"
Angus Adventure Blog - English - Friday October 22, 2010

If you think the toughest aspect of circling the world by muscle power is the physical toil, you haven’t been to Russia’s Far East. French American Dimitri Kieffer is striving circumnavigate our planet with just his arms and legs, but for the past four years he’s been wading through a whole lot more than just bogs in Eastern Siberia.
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"AROUND THE WORLD BY HUMAN POWER"
CostaRica-TravelVacations.com - English - Friday October 22, 2010

It all began in 2005, when Dimitri decided to trek and snowshoe along the route of the 1770 km Iditarod Trail Race from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome.
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"Duo attempts to cross Bering Strait by kiteboard"
Anchorage Daily News - English - Friday August 6, 2010

Eight years later, English trekker Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, his American companion, completed the reverse route. After they reached shore in Russia, Soviet authorities detained and deported them for entering the country illegally.
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"Dimitri Kieffer update: Mother Nature ends his trek in remote Russia"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Thursday May 20, 2010

After 63 days and 707 km walking, swimming and sledge hauling through Russia (Chukotka and Kamchatka), Dimitri Kieffer decided to end the 2010 edition of his human powered circumnavigation.
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"Dimitri Kieffer update: Trekking with three traveling dogs"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Monday May 3, 2010

Spring is in the air, reported Dimitri from Russia. Night temperatures turned at 20° and day temperatures at 0°C. Dimitri finished the sledge-hauling leg between Slautnoye and Kamenskoye without Nyurgen Efremov who went home.
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"Dimitri Kieffer update: Tentless in a fierce storm"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Thursday April 15, 2010

Dimitri Kieffer and Nyurgun Efremov left the reindeer herders of Brigade #6 and headed towards Slautnoye in Kamchatka territory. A lack of snow on the ground hampered their sledge-hauling. Their tents blew away in a gust.
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"Dimitri Kieffer update: Vayegi start, to waking up among 2500 reindeers"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Wednesday March 31, 2010

World circumnavigator Dimitri Kieffer and his Russian teammate for this Russian section, Nyurgen Efremov, started off on March 13 from near Vayegi where Dimitri stopped in 2008.
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"ExWeb interview with Dimitri Kieffer: Continuing his human power circumnavigation of the globe"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Wednesday March 10, 2010

Dimitri Kieffer started his human power circumnavigation of the globe on February 26, 2005 at Knik Lake, near Anchorage, Alaska. Since then he has completed approximately 2440 miles (3926 km).
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"Paris To New York"
Lluís Astier / 4A PRESS - English - Friday May 1, 2009

More recently, in 2006 during the Expedition Goliath, the English Karl Bushby and his American companion Dimitri Kieffer were able to reverse the route. The duo was immediately arrested by Russian security services for illegal entry without special permission.
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"Review of board game ICEFLOW "
Ender Wiggins - English - Tuesday March 10, 2009

Why should you get excited about Ice Flow? Because it has cool components! Really, what other game can you think of that has polar bear meeples? Yes, polar bear meeples! And rope! And fish! And fantastic looking ice floes! Awesome! When Neil Armstrong was asked about the Ice Flow, he is reported to have said: "A small step for polar bears, a giant step for mankind." If it's good enough for an astronaut, then surely Ice Flow is good enough for you!

When Neil Armstrong was asked about the Ice Flow, he is reported to have said: "A small step for polar bears, a giant step for mankind." If it's good enough for an astronaut, then surely Ice Flow is good enough for you!
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"Interview With Karl Bushby"
This Is Ull - English - Saturday July 5, 2008

Thus, he walked north through South America, Central America and North America, completing the American leg of his epic walk in Fairbanks, Alaska. Then, reluctant to fly over the Bering Strait to Russia, he crossed the strait with Dimitri Kieffer on foot!
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"Dimitri Kieffer on his fifth human power stage"
Polar News Explorers Web - English - Tuesday June 24, 2008

(ThePoles.com) During April, May and June Dimitri Kieffer has complete another leg of his expedition, Circumnavigating the globe through human power, connecting a multitude of different societies, civilizations and landscapes.
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"Our Wondrous One Hundred"
Columns Magazine - English - Sunday June 1, 2008

Kieffer is trying to circle the globe under his own power—hiking across Asia, bicycling across North Africa, paddling across the Atlantic, etc. Don’t bet against him: he’s already walked from Alaska to Siberia across the not-entirely-frozen Bering Strait. He also ran—yes, ran—the Iditarod, pulling the sled himself.
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"Inspiration for Ice Flow Board Game"
Ludorum Games - English - Sunday June 1, 2008

The Bering Strait crossing inspired a board game!
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"Bering Strait Expeditions"
Wikipedia - English - Thursday November 1, 2007

In March 2006, Briton Karl Bushby and French-American adventurer Dimitri Kieffer crossed the strait on foot, walking across a frozen 90 km (56 mi) section in 15 days.[8] They were soon arrested for not entering Russia through a border control.
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"Wash In <-> Wash Out"
Seattle Metropolitan - English - Monday October 1, 2007

Ultimate Pedestrianism - Microsoft's Dimitri Kieffer to walk, swim and ski around the globe!
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"Full-time adventurer sets out to circumnavigate the globe"
The Seattle Times - English - Tuesday August 28, 2007

When Dimitri Kieffer decides he wants to see the world, he's not talking luxury liners.

He's talking feet. His own.
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"Snowstorm separates two travelers in Chukotka"
Moscow News - English - Sunday May 13, 2007

ANADYR, May 13 (Itar-Tass) -- A heavy snowstorm separated travelers Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer who travel on skis across Chukotka. Late on Friday, Kieffer alone came to the finish site -- the village of Amguema, a source at the traveler's headquarters in Seattle, the U.S., told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
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"Former Microsoft manager resumes trek across Russia"
The Seattle Times - English - Saturday April 7, 2007

Dimitri Kieffer, a former Microsoft manager who quit his job to roam the world, is planning to leave a Russian village today on his 1,630-mile journey between the Russian cities of Uelen and Omsukchan in the Russian far east.
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"Karl Bushby, Dimitri Kieffer to Attempt to Cross Russia Again"
Kommersant - English - Tuesday March 20, 2007

Karl Bushby of Britain and American Dimitri Kieffer that were detained in April 2006 when attempting to cross Russia’s state border in Chukotka, are back in Russia to continue the travel from South America to Europe.
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"Abramovich helps put walker back on track"
Reuters - English - Thursday March 15, 2007

(Reuters) - A helping hand from billionaire Roman Abramovich has put British long-distance walker Karl Bushby back on the road after his arrest in Russia's remote Chukotka region nearly a year ago.
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"Bering Strait Crossing"
Atlantis Rising - English - Thursday February 15, 2007

In March 2006, two adventurers crossed the Bering Strait from east to west on foot by walking across a frozen section where the distance is 56 miles and the perilous journey took them 15 days.
They were an Englishman, Karl Bushby and a Frenchman, Dimitri Kieffer—and upon arrival,
they were arrested for not entering Russia through a border control station!
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"Dimitri Kieffer heads to the Bering Strait"
Team Dart - English - Sunday January 7, 2007

Dimitri Kieffer and Karl Bushby head to Wales, Alaska, prior to the first successful Bering Strait crossing, on foot.
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"Frank Huster Photography 2006 Portfolio"
Frank Huster - English - Thursday December 28, 2006

Dimitri Kieffer in Frank Huster's 2006 photography portfolio.
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"Full-time adventurer setting out again soon"
The Seattle Times - English - Wednesday December 27, 2006

Last spring, former Microsoft manager Dimitri Kieffer walked, skied and swam the 56 miles across the Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia in 14 days.

There, he and fellow adventurer Karl Bushby, from England, were detained for 54 days for visa violations before they were allowed to leave Russia.
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"New World of Cool"
National Geographic Adventure Magazine - English - Friday December 15, 2006

Closer to Nome, Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer trudged 56 miles across the frozen Bering Strait then - oh, bitter irony - they were arrested in Russia for not having the proper visas.
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"How To Walk On Water from Alaska to Russia (across the Bering Strait)"
National Geographic Adventure Magazine - English - Wednesday November 1, 2006

We have no idea how long it took ancient humans to walk across the frozen land bridge from Asia to America tens of thousands of years ago. But we do know how fast a pair of fit adventurers can make it back: 14 days and 30 minutes.
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"Dimitri Kieffer Day"
City of Seattle & Governor Greg Nickels - English - Friday June 23, 2006

The City of Seattle proclaims June 23rd, 2006 to be Dimitri Kieffer Day.
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"Much suspense near tip of the world"
The Seattle Times - English - Saturday June 3, 2006

He walked to the music of movie soundtracks, mile after mile over — and through — the frozen waters of the Bering Strait.
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"Russia allows Briton to Continue Trek"
ABC News - English - Friday May 5, 2006

Former paratrooper Karl Bushby was stopped with American Dimitri Kieffer on April 1 on the remote Chukotka peninsula after a perilous two-week journey across the sea ice bridge between Russia and Alaska.
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"Prescott and Abramovich in move to rescue globetrotter halted on epic hike"
The Guardian - English - Thursday May 4, 2006

Mr Bushby will have to fly back across the Bering Strait to Alaska to get a new visa and supplies. He will then fly to the Russian port Provideniya, the usual entry point on the eastern coast, before continuing from the tiny coastal village of Uelen where he and Dimitri Kieffer, an American and fellow explorer, with whom he crossed the strait, were arrested more than a month ago.
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"Explorers awaiting Russian release"
Russian London Newspaper - English - Tuesday May 2, 2006

An explorer from Hull who is being held in Russia after walking across the Bering Strait may face a long wait to be released, his father has said.
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"World trek threatened by Russian court order"
The Seattle Times - English - Saturday April 15, 2006

MOSCOW — A British adventurer's attempt to walk around the world was in jeopardy Friday after a Russian court ordered him deported for entering the country illegally.
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"Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, detained in Chukotka over illegal crossing of the Russian border"
The Russian News Room - English - Friday April 14, 2006

Karl Bushby of Britain and Dimitri Kieffer of the United States, detained in Chukotka over illegal crossing of the Russian border, insist on retrial of their case at the district court. They also insist on attending the hearing in Anadyr, the travelers' lawyer Alexander Perelygin told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
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"He's an amazing guy"
The Seattle Times - English - Thursday April 6, 2006

For Seattle adventurer Dimitri Kieffer, taking on challenges is the stuff he's made of, but his latest adventure was more than he expected.
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"I'm Doing Well Trekking 3 Miles on a Treadmill"
Fox News - English - Thursday April 6, 2006

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After two weeks of trekking through a moving obstacle course of shifting, treacherous plates of pack ice, adventurers Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer have crossed the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia.
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"36,000-mile trek hits speed bump"
The Seattle Times - English - Wednesday April 5, 2006

MOSCOW — A pair of British and American adventurers who say they crossed a 56-mile stretch of the frozen Bering Strait on foot from Alaska, with brief periods of swimming in protective suits, have been detained in Russia's far eastern Chukotka region for violating border regulations, authorities said Tuesday.
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"World Briefing | Europe: Russia: 2 Adventurers Held After Ice Trek"
The New York Times - English - Wednesday April 5, 2006

An American and a British citizen were detained by Russian authorities after walking across the ice on the Bering Strait and making landfall on Russia's Far East coast, Russian officials said. The men were completing one of the more difficult legs of a round-the-world walk by the Briton, Karl Bushby, above, and failed to register with the Russian authorities after coming ashore. The American citizen was identified as Dimitri Kieffer, 40, of Anchorage, Alaska.
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"Bering Straits Explorers Get Frosty Welcome"
The New York Sun - English - Wednesday April 5, 2006

MOSCOW - A former paratrooper attempting a record-breaking 36,000-mile trek around the world has been arrested by Russian border guards after becoming the first Briton to walk across the Bering Strait.

Karl Bushby, 36, from Hull, and his fellow adventurer, Dimitri Kieffer - who lost a finger from frostbite - were being interrogated by the security service FSB, officials in the remote Chukotka region of Siberia said.
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"US and British adventurers detained by Russians"
The Boston Globe - English - Tuesday April 4, 2006

MOSCOW - Russian authorities have detained and American and a British citizen in the Far East after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said yesterday.
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"Bushby walks along the frozen Bering Sea in 2006"
Anchorage Daily News - English - Tuesday April 4, 2006

Dimitry Kieffer of Anchorage, left, and Briton Karl Bushby were detained by Russian authorities in the far eastern part of the country after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday.
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"Former paratrooper held after walking across Bering Strait"
The Times UK - English - Tuesday April 4, 2006

Karl Bushby, 36, was detained by the Federal Security Service (FSB) after reaching Russia on Friday, halfway through a 36,000-mile walk from South America to Britain that he began in 1998.
FSB border guards also detained Dimitri Kieffer
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"Arctic Wrap-Up: Karl and Dimitri cross the Bering Strait"
Polar Explorers Web - English - Monday April 3, 2006

(ThePoles.com) Karl Busby and Dimitri Kieffer have crossed the Bering Straight. After 15 days on the oceanic ice, the two explorers stepped foot on what they called terra firma.Meanwhile the rest of the teams are making their way through fairly tough conditions. Conrad and Richard have spent most of the last few days skiing over rough ice followed by this and often 'rubbery' shifting sea ice.
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"Epic explorer crosses frozen sea"
BBC News - English - Monday April 3, 2006

Karl Bushby and Frenchman Dimitri Kieffer faced temperatures of -30C.
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"Arctic Wrap-Up: Devil ice"
Polar Explorers Web - English - Tuesday March 28, 2006

(ThePoles.com) The Finns are cursing their pagan devils as they fight for each step over packed-ice and in whiteout conditions. Karl and Dimitri find themselves in the middle of the Bering Straight trying desperately to make their way west towards Russia - against the drift.
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"Extracts from Karl’s diaries covering the Bering Straits Crossing 2006"
Goliath Expedition - English - Sunday March 26, 2006

We are up and about early, as you might expect, the school corridors eerily quiet in the dark. I had dreamt about this day for years but in my imagination it had never been quite this subdued. In the staff room I make some coffee and then begin eating in earnest. A can of ‘Spam’, some biscuits and anything else I can get my hands on.
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"Another perilous exploit by world walker"
Yorkshire Post - English - Tuesday December 27, 2005

A courageous ex-soldier from Yorkshire forging a 36,000-mile trail around the world is preparing for the most treacherous part of the unprecedented 11-year expedition – a race against the clock across a frozen sea – but his father says he is up to the challenge. He has only a small window of opportunity before the ice melts. Dave Mark reports.
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"Ice breakers: Adventure duo plans Bering Strait crossing"
Fairbanks Daily Miner - English - Friday December 16, 2005

That the Fairbanks Fire Department showed up Thursday afternoon to rescue Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer as they were paddling across the Chena River was ironic.
So, too, was the man wearing a kilt and playing bagpipe music on the ice.
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"Report on Iditarod"
South African Adventure Racing Club - English - Wednesday June 15, 2005

Mark asked me to write my thoughts on Dimitri's presentation to our KZN AR group, so here they are.

I am not a journalist, I didn't clear what I've written with Dimitri, so it is really only an impression of him and the meeting.
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"Iditarod Trail Invitational"
Andy Wilson - English - Thursday April 7, 2005

The 2005 race is under way with a big field. 44 entrants this year with 10 going to Nome. 21 on bikes, 19 on foot, and 4 skiers.
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"Trans 555 Story - Niger "
Adventure Races Report - English - Tuesday November 16, 2004

Kerri from the Yahoo! BAAR group passed along this awesome story from her friend Dimitri Kieffer. It's Dimitri's account of a 347-mile trekking race across Niger, the "Trans 555" or "Route du Sel"
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