South African adventurer Angelo Wilkie-Page has set off on an expedition that will last about eight years and set four world records in total. If successful, he will not only become the first person to circumnavigate the globe from east to west and pole to pole without the help of motors, sails, or solar energy – but would have helped raise more than $1 million (about R11 million at R11.07/$) for Heifer International in order to alleviate a degree of poverty and hunger in the places he visits. The attempt, called Expedition 720°, will also see Wilkie-Page break four world records. If all goes according to plan, he will beat Turkish explorer Erden Eruc’s current record for east-to-west circumnavigation – done in five years. Wilkie-Page will also own the title of being the first person to complete a solo human-powered pole-to-pole circumnavigation, an accomplishment last done by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Charles Burton in 1979 to 1982 – but with the aid of snowmobiles.
You can read more about his expedition on the Angelo Wilkie-Page site