On the first of October 2019, I started walking west from my hometown Augsburg in Germany. I traveled 9.780 kilometers through , then the Coronavirus outbreak forced me to pause my walk.
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(Last updated: 25. March 2020)
I'm using apps that are tracking my GPS coordinates every couple of minutes. This data is then converted to create a detailed map of where I've walked. Check out Polarsteps., or browse the following sections. I also update my route regularly on
I reached my initial goal, the westernmost point of mainland Europe, after 89 days. Making it this far fueled my ambition to keep walking. Next destination: Africa via Gibraltar.
My plan to reach the westernmost point of mainland Africa in Dakar, Senegal was interrupted just before Nouakchott in Mauritania due to the Coronavirus outbreak. I'm now waiting for the pandemic to settle down to continue my walk from where I was stopped.
I went through 5 pairs of shoes, walking an avarage of 1.960 km per pair.
In preparation for the journey, I got my eyesight fixed with laser technology so I wouldn't have to worry about using contact lenses or glasses.
I walked an average of 64 km on a walking day (or 55 km per day overall). On my , I did 137 km.
On average, I have a short break every 5 weeks. The longest without a rest day was 75 days.
In total, I accumulated 43 km in altitude. That's 5 times the height of Mount Everest. The highest place I've been to was in Andorra with 2.428 meters above sea level.
During my walk, I burned around 780.000 calories. That's the equivalent of 2.370 cheeseburgers.