First crossing of the Beringstrait on a Kite (2010)
Troy Henkels en Geza Scholtz will be the first to cross the Bering Strait on a kite.
www.weather4expeditions will advice them with the optimum day/time to start this challenging trip.
The Bering Strait is a 56 mile stretch of water separating North America from Russia. The International Dateline runs down the center of the Bering Strait. This little part of the planet is characterized by high winds and crazy ocean currents which makes this mission extremely dangerous.
This challenge is taking place in the summer 2010. In the meantime www.weather4expeditions will inform you with interesting facts about climate and ocean currents in the Bering Strait.
Troy is an experienced adventurer who lives in Alaska. His passion for exploration has taken him to some of the harshest and most remote environments on Earth including the South Pole, Mount Everest, and the North Pole(April 2010). In 2005, he attempted to walk from Alaska to Russia across the Bering Strait. In 2007 he made history by becoming the first person to kiteboard in Antarctic waters. And in 2008 he was the first to kiteboard on Alaska’s infamous and perilous Bore Tide on Turnagain Arm. www.TroyHenkels.com
Geza is an avid traveler, having visited more than 30 countries, many of them on kiteboarding expeditions, including; Namibia, India, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Egypt, and Venezuela, to name a few. He has been kiteboarding since 9 years, thus experiencing the changes and progression of the sport His enthusiasm for extreme sports usually finds him snowboarding, wakeboarding, or downhill biking when he isn’t in the water kiteboarding. When not traveling the world he lives in Zürich, Switzerland and works as a dentist. Geza’s passion for extreme adventure is the driving force behind this expedition.