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Dave Turner’s Double X-Alps Journey Complete!

August 12, 2014

A few months ago, Dave Turner contacted us and said that he had some rather ambitious plans. He told us that he was planning to first complete a solo-unsupported crossing and traverse of the Sierra Mountains, from the California coast to the northern NV desert. And after that, he said, he planned to traverse the entire length of the Alps from Nice, France, to the Slovenian border, solo and unsupported. Then, without even resting, he said that he was going to fly all the way back to Nice, France… tandem with his partner, Tawny Thomas. Well, he did.
Dave has now done it all in a spectacular way. the Sierra Vol-biv route that he chose was daunting, crossing serious terrain. And his double Alps-traverse, completed in the middle of the  rainiest summer we can remember, required some intense wet-weather walking and a lot of flying in less than perfect conditions.

Congratulations, Dave, hats off to you for an incredible amount of ambition, courage, and commitment. And to Tawny as well, who braved a long and difficult trip back across the Alps.

Dave’s Alpine traverse was around 2500km in total, if you want to see a crazy tracklog, visit his DeLorme map page: https://share.delorme.com/DaveTurner

For more info and photos / video of his adventures, visit his facebook page.

and his website is here.