Liu Yong's transatlantic journey starts!

    2023-01-31 by Sichuan International Communication Center


    The 5500-km transatlantic journey without power or backuplaunched by the Chinese adventurer Liu Yong and his French partners started on Jan. 30.


    Liu started off on Jan. 11 in Chengdu and arrived at EI Hierroin Spain which is thestarting point of this journey.Prof. Liu is now working in Sichuan Academy for the Study of Mountain Tourism at Sichuan Tourism College. He got the PhD of history in Sichuan University and has been the host in National Geographic Channel. For over the past 20 years, he has taken the adventures in the Himalayas, Karakoram, Qionglai mountain range, etc.



    In October, 2018, Liu was invited by the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism to perform the wing outfit flightin Bali island together with the athletes from the world, and was received by the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia. It was the first wing outfit flight performance in Bali island.


    2014年12月底至2015年1月30日,刘勇和其探险队成员们在40多天完成超过3000公里的帆船航海探险征程,深入南极遥远而不为人知的区域,完成了登山、滑雪、皮划艇、游泳、攀冰等极限探险挑战。他们共攀登了9座山峰,开创出了 7条新的路线登顶,并挑战了2座未登山峰,这是南极探险史上首次有中国人完成未登峰的首登。

    In 40 days from the late December in 2014 to January 30 in 2015, Liu, together with his team members completed the over-3000-km journey in the remote unexplored area in the Antarctic Pole. They climbed nine peaks, including two unexplored ones, and opened seven new routes to the peak. It was the first time that Chinese people initiated the routes to the unexplored peaks in the Antarctic Pole.



    On October 30, 2013, Nepalese time, Liu and his partners reached the summit of the mountain between Tibet, China and Nepal. The 6400-meter peak is covered with ice and rock, and only the southern and northern slopes are accessible. He became the first Chinese who climbed up the unexplored peak in the southern slopes of the Himalayas.

    在本次探险活动中,他将和法国同伴一起在西班牙加那利群岛的La Restinga码头下水,采用单船完全无后援无动力的方式划船约5500公里横渡大西洋,计划到达南美洲,全程耗时约计45-55天。这将是对每位船员心理和身体状况的一次巨大挑战。

    This time, Prof. Liu, together with his French partners will embark the 5500-km transatlantic journey without power or backup in La Restingain Spain, and expects to reach South America in 45 to 55 days. It will be a great challenge to all the team members.


    Best wishes to Prof. Liu and his team members!