The Dakar Record
6300 km with 26,000 meters of elevation gain,
5 countries crossed, as many cultures, differences in terrain and temperatures.
20 days to travel the mythical route between Paris and Dakar, the fastest crossing in history.
Departure on March 15, 2019 for a first acclimatization and to launch the 666 Project
FOLLOW MY LIVE PROGRESS
5 622 km in 20 days
This project was the project of a 32 year old man who had the idealistic dream of raising awareness about climate change and desertification by exposing himself to the heat on a 5600km route between two capitals : Paris and Dakar, in less than 20 days, by bike. A first, also a nod to Pierre-Georges Latécoère who, in December 1918, imagined an airline "line" connecting France to Senegal via Spain and Morocco. The pioneer pilots Jean Mermoz, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Henri Guillaumet ... made Latécoère's dream come true.
THEY ARE TALKING :
Why this project?
This #DAKARECORD adventure is an introduction to an expedition across 6 of the world's most hostile deserts: the 666 Project. #DAKARECORD is not one of the 6 deserts, as we say in mountaineering, it is only the "approach". It introduces one of its key values: desertification.
The climate challenge is before us, impossible to hide. The meaning of this project, well beyond its unprecedented character since it will be a world first, is to awaken awareness of what humanity is about to experience as a result of climate change: desertification.
By going to meet and cross some of the most demanding deserts on the planet, everyone will be able to see the changes underway, to come, the consequences on nature and the effects on the human body.
666 for 6 hardest deserts in the world on 6 continents in 6 months
6 deserts / 6 continents / 6 x 1 month.
666 is also a nod to what some consider to be the number of Hell, the mark of the beast. A wink to get involved in my own way for the planet and against climate change which is already well underway.
Showing what life is like in the deserts and the difficulties of survival will be the common thread of this project. What better way for an adventurer than to show and explore the reality on the ground to transmit a few fragments.
Between 5° and 40° between Paris and Dakar.
Average temperatures fluctuate between 0° at night to nearly 50° during the day in the Sahara.
Increasing temperatures as the adventure progresses.
This adventure is to be followed daily on my social networks and those of my partners as well as on Seize.TV live.
"I clearly support Stéven's project, because quite simply I deeply love the person he is and what he has brought to me in human terms."
- Loïc Thomas-Gébert, Artist