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"Dmitry Kieffer trades Microsoft job to travel to Kazan"
Tatar-Inform - Russian - Tuesday October 25, 2011

(Kazan, October 25, "Tatar-inform" Maria Kiryukhina). Traveler Dmitry Kieffer, who traded a prestigious job in the company Microsoft on the ability to constantly travel, arrived in Kazan.
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"French traveler in Kazan learned to sew and took with him dry fuel"
Prokazan - Russian - Tuesday October 25, 2011

Dmitry why you decided to go round the world trip? - First of all, I love the sport. Well, and secondly, I like to know the culture of different nations. Before that I worked for fourteen years in the computer business, often went on business trips. More on the work I have traveled 45 countries, and now I have some free time and I decided to see the world.
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"Dimitri travels the Road of Bones"
Tabriz News - Persian - Tuesday October 25, 2011

August 2011 - Traveling from the “Missing Link” to the “Road of Bones”, the next step for Dimitri Kieffer leaves snow and sled behind, to continue the journey by bicycle. Gulnara Miftakhova, girlfriend of Dimitri, will be with him on his trip.
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"Frenchman came to Kazan, got around half of the world on foot"
Pro Kazan - Russian - Monday October 24, 2011

From a starting point of the expedition, Dmitry covered a distance equal to 5230 km, covered for 6 winters (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011), moving on foot, swimming, skiing and snowshoeing.
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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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"Channel "
Sakha News - Russian - Monday October 10, 2011

They were joined by - Gulnara Miftakhova of Kazan and Dmitri Kieffer - a member of the prestigious club of travelers «Explorers club», also recently arrived in Yakutsk.
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"American Dmitri Kieffer biking Yakutsk to Magadan region"
ITPK Caxa - Russian - Monday October 10, 2011

He plans to make an expedition around the world, which began in Alaska in February 2005. Since the beginning of the expedition, he has crossed the Bering Strat from Anchorage Alaska to Chukotka Autonomous District.
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"GTRK Sakha TV interview"
ITPK Caxa - GTRK Sakha TV - Russian - Monday October 10, 2011

October 10, 2011, ITPK Caxa - GTRK Sakha TV
Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia, Russian Federation
Dimitri Kieffer & Gulnara Miftakhova
(In Russian Language)
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"Yakutia TV Interview"
NVK SAKHA / HBK CAXA - Yakutia TV - Russian - Sunday October 9, 2011

October 9, 2011, NVK SAKHA / HBK CAXA - Yakutia TV Interview
Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia, Russian Federation
Dimitri Kieffer & Gulnara Miftakhova
(In Russian Language)
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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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"Nexus Interview"
Yakutsk News - Russian - Friday October 7, 2011


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"Yakutsk Children's Magazine"
Koaokoabynk - Russian - Saturday October 1, 2011

This was our first interview for a children magazine and I must say that we were quite excited to share our story in writing with a younger audience, (as we have done in the past in numerous school presentations), hopefully motivating some of them, if they can, to go out and enjoy their surroundings while walking, skiing,rowing or riding a bike!
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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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"Magadan TV Interview"
Magadan TV - Russian - Wednesday March 2, 2011

Nexus Expeditions - Magadan - Russia 1 TV Interview February 2011
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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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