The Belgian adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke wants the Australian island in forty days to traverse, good for about 500 miles, in the most harsh conditions.
Louis-Philippe Loncke crossed earlier as the first human being without guidance Death Valley in the United States, and provided that performance under more again in the Australian Simpsonwoestijn and the largest salt flats in the world in Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni. Now, the Belgian adventurer a new challenge for eyes: first man foot to Tasmania in the winter and without the guidance of distortion. “This is the hardest thing I ever had planned”, he gave a few days before his departure from Launceston to know. Saturday morning he started his adventure.
It is already the sixteenth expedition to the 41-year-old Loncke, who in February 2017 as a ‘European adventurer of the year’ was awarded. One time previously he made his way through Tasmania, the Australian island southeast of the mainland, in the summer of 2006 and 2007. When he walked 49 days unaccompanied by the mountains in the wilderness.
10 pounds of added
Almost twelve years later, Loncke is even more ambitious. The first man he wants to be in the winter unaccompanied the island by foot traverse of Penguin on the north coast to South East Cape, the most southern point. For two years, he the route of a total of more than 500 kilometers away, which he did in about forty days hopes to put off, from. In that period Loncke not be re-stocked. He takes all the food and equipment that he needs, himself. His backpack weighs at the start about 65 pounds.
“I know that I will suffer on this expedition and it is certainly probably the hardest thing I ever planned to have,” says Loncke. The adventurer awaits a heavy task, due to the cold temperatures and the difficult terrain in Tasmania, with dense vegetation and heavy snow – and rainfall. ‘The chance that I South Cape range is very small, but adventure turns to take risks.’
One of the ways in which the adventurer prepared for this trip, is by 10 pounds. “I may not have enough food to have enough calories to worry, so the calories as fat on my body to carry is the best strategy.’ The adventurer expected 10 to 20 pounds of body weight to lose.