Solo bicycle trip south from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (northern tip of North America) to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (southern tip of South America). Following mountain ranges (including the Continental Divide in North and Central America and the entire length of the Andes), off road routes and remote wilderness sections where practical although some paved sections are inevitable. It is entirely self-supported and I will be camping wild where possible so I am carrying all my gear including tent, bike tools / spares, food, stove / fuel, clothes and anything else I need.

This is my first ever bicycle tour and my reason for this trip comes from a combination of interests: multi-day hiking / camping, mountain biking, wilderness, new experiences, travelling and just seeing what I’m mentally and physically capable of. I don’t profess to being the first and this isn´t about going as fast as possible but as long as it’s pushing my limits and I’m enjoying it that’s good enough for me.

The Bike: Surly Troll 26″ steel mountain bike.

UPDATE (06 June 2013 – Guatemala) Aside from the excitement of the continual adventure and extraordinary situations I have found myself in, seeing the gradual change in geography and different cultures has been fascinating and the anticipation of what I´m going to see and experience on the remainder of the trip is a truly amazing feeling. Having a dream, making a plan and executing the plan (however absurd it may seem to some) is truly liberating.

UPDATE 2: From Colombia I started making videos. By Huaraz (Peru) I found I wasn’t getting the Hollywood stardom that I’d hoped for and since it was highly time consuming and rather amateurish I parked it in favour of still photos with a new Olympus EM10mkII. Anyway, here is the playlist of those videos that feature in the blog posts (clips can be skipped):

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  1. Hi Nick,

    I’m very interested in getting in touch with you, but can’t figure out how to email you. If you get this, please email me back at XX and let me know your email. I’m headed up to Prudhoe this Spring to start the same route, and would love to ask you some questions…

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