Anniversary of Circumnavigating the Globe with Solely Human Power (no motors or sails)

On October 6, 2007 Jason Lewis became the first man to circumnavigate the globe using human power (no motors or sails). He is also the first person to cross North American on inline skates (1996), and the first to cross the Pacific Ocean by pedal power (2000). Together with Stevie Smith, Lewis completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power (1995).

Lewis set off with friend and fellow adventurer Stevie Smith from Greenwich, London in July 1994, cycled through Europe, paddled across the Atlantic, biked and skated across the Americas, kayaked to Australia and Singapore, biked and skated across Asia back to England. It took them 13 years.

Read more about his adventurers at


This image is the work of Tammie6123 and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no guarantee as to its accuracy. Its purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and raise awareness about causes and opportunities around the globe. I also encourage civil debate in the comments.

Flag Counter


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.