Friday, June 04, 2004

Salar Trek Press page

Adventurer of the Year 2016

Previous Winners - Screenshot - Nominees - Screenshot 2016
2017/02/10 - Adventurer of the Year - Outdoor (GER)
2017/02/14  - Utsidan (SWE)
2017/02/13 - Adventure Blog (USA)
2017/02/17 - RTL news
2017/02/17 - LeVif
2017/02/17 - 7sur7 - HLN
2017/02/17 - De Morgen
2017/02/17 - Metro NL - FR
2017/02/17 - De Standaard
2017/02/17 - Sudinfo.be
2017/02/17 - Het Belang van Limburg
2017/02/17 - Gazet van Antwerpen
2017/02/17 - Paris Match (recommended)
2017/02/17 - Trends NL - FR
2017/02/17 - Skynet - MSN - BX1
2017/02/17 - NRJ news 18h00 (heard by a colleague)
2017/02/18 - L'Echo - screenshot
2017/02/18 - RTL 5 minutes (LUX)
2017/02/18 - RTL JT 13h (video) 19h with Bolivia images
2017/02/19 - LeSoir (print)
2017/02/20 - La Libre (print)
2017/02/20 - Notele
2017/02/20 - SapoViagens (PT)
2017/02/20 - Vivreici
2017/02/21 - Knack
2017/02/21 - Tremplin
2017/02/21 - Nord Eclair (print) online free - paid
2017/02/21 - La Capitale
2017/02/22 - La Voix du Nord (FRA)
2017/02/25 - Notele JT 13h
2017/02/26 - LaDH (print)
2017/03/06 - Allo La Planète (FRA, radio)
2017/03/10 - FocusOnBelgium
2017/03/20 - UnMondeD'aventures (FRA)
2017/06/13 - TheGlobalGrapevine (UK)
2017/08/22 - TV5monde L'invité (FRA/World) Youtube Replayed on 23/08/2017


SALAR TREK

TV / Video
2016/10/07 - ATB noticias 20h00 (BOL) - Youtube
2016/10/07 - PAT TV Hola Pais (BOL)
2016/10/30 - VRT De Zevende Dag (BEL) - Youtube

Web
2016/10/21 - METRO (BEL) - NL - FR
2016/10/21 - LeVif
2016/10/21 - LeSoir
2016/10/21 - L'Avenir
2016/10/21 - MSN
2016/10/21 - I-Ziare (ROM)
2016/10/25 - Zona de Stiri (ROM)
2016/10/21 - HLN Het Laatste Nieuws
2016/10/21 - BX1
2016/10/23 - Agripress
2016/10/24 - Het Nieuwsblad (only for registered readers)
2016/10/24 - Un Monde d'Aventures (FRA)
2016/10/24 - GEO (FRA)
2016/10/25 - Radio Romania (ROM) Title
2016/12/09 - The Adventure Blog (USA)

Printed media
22/10/2016 - Het Laatste Nieuws
24/10/2016 - Het Nieuwsblad
11/2016 - Femmes d'Aujourd'hui n44, p5
01/12/2016 - Bruzz 1549, p26 online

Radio
2016/10/06 - Rock and Road (France)
2016/10/21 - Q Music news (BEL)
2016/10/30 - Les Belges du bout du monde (BEL, La Premiere)
2016/12/12 - Allo la planète
2017/Feb - NRJ (3 times in the week)

One year in Oceania


EN: From June 2004 to June 2005 I had this blog explaining my travels across Oceania. I spend first 5,5 month driving around Australia with a car I bought in Sydney. I visited museums, cities, hiked and dived where I could. Sold the car in Sydney before Christmas, flew to New Zealand, bought a car and toured the country for 3 months. Sold the car and flew to Tahiti in French Polynesia. I visited the island but also took a boat to Moorea and Bora Bora. I did a cruise on the Aranui cargo (mix between hotel and cargo) to the Marquesas archipelago. I flew 5 weeks later to New Caledonia. I hired a car and stayed 2 weeks on the island. To go to Fiji for 3 weeks I had to fly back first to New Zealand. I finished my trip flying back to Sydney. I took for a month a hop on hop off bus up the coast to Cairns to end my journey.

FR: De juin 2004 à juin 2005 j'ai tenu ce blog sur mon voyage en Océanie. J'ai passé cinq mois et demi à conduire autour de l'Australie avec une voiture achetée à Sydney. J'ai visité des musées, villes, fait de la randonnée un peu partout et plongé dans chaque mer et océan. L'argent de la revente de la voiture a servi à l'achat d'une autre voiture en Nouvelle Zélande vers Noel. J'y suis resté 3 mois. La voiture revendu, je vole vers Tahiti en Polynésie Française. Je visite l'île principale, Moorea et Bora Bora. Je pars ensuite sur le cargo mixte Aranui vers les Marquises. Cinq semaines plus tard je prends l'avion vers la Nouvelle Calédonie où je reste pendant 2 semaines dont une pour louer une voiture et en faire le tour. Pour aller ensuite au Fidjis, j'ai du revenir en Nouvelle Zélande. J'ai finalement terminée mon année en remontant la côte Est de l'Australie en bus jusque Cairns.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Death Valley Trek press

TV / Video:
2015/11/19 - A fan at Wochit copy on DailyMotion
2016/01/18 - Death Valley Trek trailer

Radio:
2015/11/20 - Allo La Planète (FRA)

Press:
2015/11/18 - L'avenir (BEL)
2015/11/29 - Nord Eclair (BEL)
2015/12/07 - Het Belang Van Limburg (BEL)
2015/12/07 - Het Nieuwsblad (BEL)
2015/12/07 - De Standaard (BEL) Full text
2016/04 - Mens Journal, p20 (USA)

Web:
2015/11/10 - LoveMyLife
2015/11/11 - The Adventure Blog (USA)
2015/11/15 - Explorersweb (USA) Pythom
2015/11/16 - L'avenir (BEL)
2015/11/17 - NosVilles (BEL)
2015/11/26 - I-Trekkings (FRA)
2015/11/28 - Nord Eclair (BEL)
2015/12/02 - Un Monde D'aventures (FRA) Femme Actuelle
2015/12/03 - WoodTrekker (USA)
2015/12/15 - Expedition News -extract- (USA) web
2015/12/17 - BackpackingLight (USA)
2015/12/19 - FFrandonnée (FRA)
2015/12/19 - GEO (FRA)
2015/12/27 - WideOpenSpaces (USA)
2016/01/06 - Beautiful Lands (USA)
2016/01/19 - AdventureBlog (USA)
2016/01/20 - Outdoors.be (BEL)
2016/01/21 - Awesomatik (GER)
2016/01/22 - Utsidan (SWE)
2016/01/22 - Männer unter sich (GER)
2016/01/25 - HLN (BEL) - SeniorenBlog - Nieuws.be - NieuwsFeiten
2016/01/25 - De Morgen (BEL)
2016/01/28 - Un Monde D'aventures (FRA) trailer - 360 degrees photos.


Copies across the internet
2015/11/20 - MSN (USA)
2015/11/20 - Yahoo News (USA)
2015/11/20 - OneNewsPage (USA)
2015/11/20 - FamousPlay (USA)
2015/11/20 - NewsR (India)

Death Valley Trek expedition

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley is one of the most known internationally national park of the USA. The name makes it appealing to be curious about it. The park is also famous for its Badwater race that starts there an finishes nearby the highest point of the US lower states. It hosts the lowest point of the USA at around -86m.

It’s extremely hot in the summer and it get to freezing point during the night in the winter. The “flying” distance between the North and the South is 228km (143 miles). The terrain is diverse with shrubs, washouts, riverbeds, sand, salt flats and dry flats. It’s a beauty for any desert lover.

Objective
Walk solo and unsupported (no resupply of food nor water) the estimated 250km walking route from North to South. I will film myself with a small camera and make a FREE small 15 minute web documentary.

Why this Route?
Starting north is starting at a high elevation and finishing at a lower altitude. This means perhaps less effort than a S-N trek but the main reason is safety. The start involves indeed going into the mountains with a heavy backpack but after the mountain, the route is never "really far" from the sealed road. 

Finishing in the mountains would be at risk for myself and the potential rescuers. Finishing south is virtually not remote compared to my previous desert crossings were rescue is impossible. But Death Valley is not to be underestimated.

Done before?
The route has been attempted twice by an American using a desert cart. He failed because his cart always broke and he spent time doing repairs or carrying jerricans of water back and forth across difficult terrain –like riverbeds- until he could continue hauling his cart. I believe it’s possible to cover the distance in 5.5 to 6 days only on foot with hiking poles and by the way desert cart are not permitted.

How?
I will start all my water and food for the journey and of course a small tent, sleeping mat and sleeping bag. The total weight of the pack will be between 36-40kg (80-90 lbs). I will carry of course a GPS, satphone and perhaps a live tracke, a basic first aid kit. November is not very hot and the cold at night will not freeze my water thanks to the temperature inertia. The days are short but not too short. Also low precipitation. Because there’s less heat, there is also very little chance of stormy rains and hence flash flooding unless "El niño" but no one knows how it will be in 2015. I believe it’s the safest time of the year to trek.


Dangers & problems?
Potential problems that are of course obvious: dehydration, muscle injury, overheating, over exhaustion, backpack failure, water container failure, wind & salt dust, sun blindness, cold, frozen water, back pain, blisters. I will select equipment to minimize all this. Animals: Rattlesnake, scorpion, black widow spider, wild burro, coyote. 

Remarks
There is no cell / mobile phone coverage in the park except near the ranger stations and hotels. I have a philosophy of leave no trace when I trek. I take all my garbage with me.

TitiKayak expedition press

TV:
2013/09/25 - PAT Canal7 (Bolivia)
2013/10/17 - VTM (BEL)
2013/10/21 - RTBF and Les Niouzz (BEL)

Radio:
2013/07/16 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA)
2013/09/18 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA)
2013/10/09 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA) (Rio Marañon)
2013/11/20 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA) (Salar Trek)
2013/12/18 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA) (Argentina, LIVE in the studio in Paris)

Press:
2013/04/04 - Nord Eclair (BEL)
2013/06/16 - Nord Eclair (BEL) (about climbing in Ecuador)
2013/08/05 - Nord Eclair (BEL)
2013/08/22 - Metro (BEL)
2013/08/22 - Caretas #2297, p46-49 (PERU) Cover, Part1, Part2.
2013/10/17 - Nord Eclair (BEL) cover
2013/10/17 - Le Courrier (BEL)
2013/10/17 - La DH (BEL) (video on 16/10)
2013/11/27 - L'avenir / Le Courrier (BEL)
2013/11/27 - Nord Eclair (BEL)

Web:
2013/04/04 - Nord Eclair (BEL)
2013/07/13 - PeruThisWeek (PERU)
2013/07/21 - Fodor's (UK)
2013/08/07 - Explorers Connect newsletter (UK)
2013/08/15 - The Adventure Blog (USA)
2013/08/16 - LeVif (BEL)
2013/08/16 - Knack (BEL)
2013/08/16 - Adventure Kayak Mag (USA)
2013/08/16 - 7sur7 (BEL)
2013/08/16 - MSN Nieuws (BEL)
2013/08/18 - Caretas (PERU)
2013/08/19 - Explorersweb (USA)
2013/08/20 - NaProstem (SLO)
2013/08/22 - L'Avenir (BEL)
2013/09/?? - Wenger Blog (USA)
2013/09/11 - SaveTheFrogs + 30.000 in newsletter (USA)
2013/09/07 - Expedition News (newsletter) (USA, 10.000 in newsletter) Blog
2013/09/20 - The Active Times (USA)
2013/09/24 - Paddlemag (OZ)
2013/09/24 - Un Monde d'Aventures (FRA)
2013/10/16 - Nord Eclair / Sudpresse (BEL)
2013/10/16 - La Libre (BEL)
2013/10/16 - 7sur7 (BEL)
2013/10/16 - DeMorgen (BEL)
2013/10/16 - L'avenir (BEL), SudInfo (BEL)
2013/10/16 - LeVif (BEL)
2013/10/16 - Le Soir (BEL)
2013/10/16 - HLN (BEL)
2013/10/16 - MSN News (BEL)
2013/10/16 - Un monde d'aventures (FRA)
2013/10/18 - The Adventure Blog (USA)
2013/10/19 - Explorersweb (USA)
2013/10/23 - Pohora (CZ)
2013/10/23 - El comercio blog, Pura Aventura (PERU)
2013/10/23 - El comercio (PERU)
2013/11/25 - Un monde d'aventures (FRA) (Salar Trek)
2013/11/27 - L'avenir (BEL)
2013/11/27 - Nord Eclair (BEL)
2014/05/15 - Kickass Trips (NL/USA)

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Clipperton island expedition 2013 press

TV:
2013/02/18 - San Diego KUSI TV (USA)
2013/03/18 - San Diego Channel 8 CBS (USA) Video 2 with article.

Radio:
2013/01/22 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA)
2013/03/26 - Radio France-Le Mouv - Allo La Planète (FRA)

Press:
2013/02/21 - Nord Eclair Mouscron (BEL)
2013/04/04 - Nord Eclair (BEL)

Web:
2013/01/30 - Nordschleswiger (DEN in German)
2013/02/11 - The Active Times (USA)
2013/02/01 - Expedition News (USA)
2013/02/18 - ICV volunteers (CH) & video