My name is Dimitri Bernard Kieffer.
I am a French citizen and I am currently in the midst of a human powered expedition around the world which I started in Anchorage, Alaska, USA in February 2005, progressing intermittently, according to local visa restrictions and weather conditions. I have already covered 20,920 kms: walking 5230 kms in 6 winters and cycling 15,690 kms in 5 summers.
Since my departure, I walked across Alaska and then proceed to swim, walk and ski across the Bering Strait to land in Russia in April 2006. I then continued to trek and ski, progressing southwest until I reached Omsukchan, in Magadanskaya Oblast, Russia.
Since then, my Russian wife Gulnara Kieffer has joined me and we have cycled together through Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran until we reached Bandar Abbas in December 2015.
We now plan to cycle and kayak further southwest in Iran through the island of Qeshm and until we reach the island of Hengam. From there, I will kayak across the Strait of Hormuz to reach Khasab in the Musandam Peninsula, Oman. We plan to arrive in Khasab before January 25th 2016.
We are currently in Bandar Abbas, Iran, finalizing all of the proper documentation with the Iranian and Omani coast guards, immigration officers, Port and Maritime Organization search and rescue teams, the Iranian ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Iranian Ministry of Tourism and the Iranian Ministry of Sports.
Once in Khasab, we plan to cycle 45 kms through the Musandam peninsula to reach the Oman-UAE border crossing towards the UAE town of Ras al Khaimah. Thank you in advance for your support!
Dimitri Bernard Kieffer and Gulnara Kieffer
Kayak & Swimming crossing Strait of Hormuz