This website will cover Karl Bushby’s journey on foot, from the bottom of South America back to the United Kingdom, unassisted by any form of transport. The 36,000 mile journey lasting 15 years is defined by two self-imposed rules; first, Karl is not allowed to return to the UK until Karl arrive on foot, ensuring a continuous unwavering effort to achieve his goal. Second; he will be unassisted by any form of transport in order to advance, thereby securing an unbroken footpath. The journey began on the 1st November 1998 and has covered about 17,000miles to date through Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, across the Darien Gap, throw Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States, Canada, Alaska, crossed the Bering Straits into Russia.
April 12th 2012
After lengthy delays the Russia visa has been denied by Russian officials. The reason is unknown, and naturally after 17,000miles and over a decade on this Journey, this is a bitter blow. However, this is far from over. This is an obstacle like the countless that have come before both political and environmental. We approach every obstacle in the same fashion with the same confidence and determination to simply find a way around it, over it, through it. I, friends and sponsors will reach out to Russian officials over the coming weeks to resolve this. Until then we begin plans to return in late summer, I am looking forward to the next 5 years on the road, and to one day getting home. Stay tuned and I will update you as and when information becomes available.