Jelle Veyt: 25,000 km traveling without motor vehicles…to climb Denali.

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Jelle Veyt achieved one of the most ambitious goals: climbing Denali after a journey of more than 25,000 km of cycling, rowing, sailing and skiing. A difficult challenge, accomplished with the only strength of his body.

The Belgian mountaineer has thus climbed the highest peak in North America, concluding one chapter of a larger, long-term project: to climb all Seven Summits using only her physical strength. A unique goal, as Jelle relies entirely on his body to travel, avoiding any motor vehicle.

From Europe to the heart of Alaska, Jelle has tackled difficult conditions and challenged the limits of human endurance, proving that passion and determination can take us anywhere. So far, Jelle has already conquered Elbrus in Russia, Everest, Puncak Jaya in Indonesia, Kilimanjaro and now Denali.


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The detail that makes us even more proud of this feat? On Jelle’s feet the Zamberlan DENALI EVO RR PU model.

zamberlan Jelle

The 6000 DENALI EVO RR mountaineering boots have been designed for expeditions up to 6000 m; the removable inner bootee offers excellent thermal insulation; protecting the feet against the cold. This model has been certified by the CIMAC institute for temperatures up to -25°C (in a static environment); but the mountaineer can brave colder temperatures up to -40°C when moving. These boots are ideal for high altitudes: the high gaiter; the YKK zip and the upper in Cordura® and microfibre are an impenetrable barrier against water and snow. These boots are manufactured using the best technology that the footwear industry has to offer providing the mountaineer with the best possible shock absorbency; lightness and grip. To combat wear and tear the Vibram® Penia outsole guarantees the correct combination of support and sensitivity and the new carbon fibre insole offers a superior rigidity; lightness and thermal insulation. These boots are compatible with step-in crampons making them suitable for icy and snowy routes and mixed rock and glacier terrains.Further info at this link. 

INFO: Zamberlan