« America Extrema » is the name of my next expedition, which will start in mid-April 2015. After more than five years criss-crossing Europe and working as a lumberer, finally, I am ready.
Ready to cross the whole of North America from its easternmost point, in Canada, to is westernmost point, in Alaska. This means 12 000 km walking, cycling and kayaking, alone, along a never-attempted itinerary which will lead me into numerous First Nations villages often accessible only by seaplane.
This adventure, expected to last a year and a half, will provide me with an occasion to apply in extreme conditions my new way of life: walking barefoot (as far as possible), eating only once a day (vegan diet) and practice various forms of Buddhist meditation. Far from being passing fads, these health practices are more and more recognized as ways to a better health and to better performances. Concretely, they will bring me a better energy efficiency and less fatigue. On a practical level, they will reduce the weight of my packsack and allow me to save time.
If, as I am convinced, these practices hold their promises, they will be valuable assets helping me to push my limits further away and, consequently, meet my challenge.