After months of travelling on the longest North to South crossing of Canada ever attempted, the team of Expedition Akor is finally on the last days of their journey.
It's a journey that has been stretching for more than 7 months and one which required a lot of resilience and patience from our adventurers.
Our friends have just passed the city of Sudbury, after which they cut south into the greater Toronto area. They still have about 500 km to go before they reach their final destination.
They should complete this distance in 5 days, and their arrival date is officially scheduled for November 8th.
It has been a frigid final week, but rather beautiful. The team only experienced hard rain and heavy snow on two days so far. Which, in reality, is nothing compared to the type of weather they must have faced in the desolate Arctic desert.
Snowflakes covered the ground with a beautiful cotton carpet this week, and since they travelled on small roads through the woods (no more dangerous Trans-Canada Highway!), they enjoyed a magical and enchanting setting.
The sub-zero temperatures were not a problem. In fact, it was ideal for pedalling all day: they never got hot and hardly sweated. Snow simply means the inconvenience of having to oil the bike chains more often.
Nicolas' rear wheel spokes have picked up the beautiful habit of repeatedly breaking. However, he is, fortunately, a master of improvised repair. For Etienne, the cable to change gears on his bike was cut: he will go to a bike store in the Greater Toronto Area to get it fixed. He will be joining the others on the thumb as soon as the repair is done.
So the adventure is coming to an end. For the past week and a half, the expedition members have been in communication with their families and the media to organize their arrival and a variety of interviews.
We would like to thank everyone warmly, deeply, passionately, on behalf of the entire Akor 2021 team, for the support you have given to the expedition.
Our friends have gone through an extraordinarily wide range of emotions and experiences on this journey, from the cruelly self-inflicted sufferings to the most vivid and blissful pleasures.
They want to express how important it was to keep in mind that a community was behind them in the dark and difficult days, that they were supported and followed.