Arrived at Nome, Alaska

Hi folks, we finally arrived at Nome after a 24-hour flight from Zurich, Switzerland. We have really strong winds here and storm clouds, it’s also quite cold: 2-5 degree Celsius. Yesterday we went for a test ride with the kites in extreme conditions and had to wait for the 6 meter high waves to calm down a bit so the boats could go out too. That is why we’re still here in Nome – hopefully we can make the three-hour boat trip to Teller tomorrow. On Friday, we plan to do the first try for the crossing. Spirits are good, we’re all pretty excited! I keep you posted – and you guys keep your fingers crossed!

Interviewed by Forbes

A few weeks before I took off for the Maurice Lacroix Bering Strait Expedition, Kym McNicholas from Forbes interviewed me on the project. She also wrote a nice piece on me in her blog. Have a look!

Crossing the Bering Strait

On Sunday July 10th, I will go on an extraordinary expedition: Together with my companions Geza and Andre Scholz I will cross the Bering Strait by kiteboard.

We will cross from America to Asia by kiteboard – and thereby connect continents.

The project “Maurice Lacroix Bering Strait Expedition” is not only a sporting event of the highest quality, but also a exciting and emotional journey of discovery in roadless areas of Alaska and Russia.

A further intention of the expedition is to promote my engagement for the protection of the ocean.

Read more about this extraordinary project – which i am really looking forward.