Rotarian and biker from Nigeria, Kunle Adeyanju, who recently completed a ride from London to Lagos covering more than 13,000 kilometres across 13 countries and 42 cities, is looking forward to his next adventure. This time, his daring exploit will see him ride from Lagos to Israel and Tibet and make an attempt to reach the height of Mount Everest.
Adeyanju, who will start his year as President of the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro in Lagos on 1st July biker, said he is determined to make the new trip in the next two years.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and has attracted considerable attention and climbing attempts. It may have been climbed in 1924, although this has never been confirmed, as neither of the men making the attempt returned.
In an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday, Adeyanju announced that his next trip would be from Lagos to Israel and then the autonomous Chinese region of Tibet with a new bike. “I’m going to buy another bike and do another adventure. My next adventure is going to be riding from Lagos to Israel, just passing through Israel, and then to Tibet. I actually want to ride on a Tibetan plane because that is the highest plateau you have in the world. They say God lives in Tibet because of the highest purity. I want to experience that purity,” he said.
The 44-year-old had previously said that he would auction the bike he used for his Lagos to London trip, which he named Eagle, and donate part of the proceeds to raise funds for the eradication of the poliovirus; which was the aim of his trip.
Now, he is planning to visit the base camp of Mount Everest and attempting to climb it.
“My destination is Everest. I’m going to drop my bike at Everest base camp and try to climb Everest. That’s what I’m going to do with myself in the next two years”, Adeyanju added.
Adeyanju is an explorer with rich experiences in outdoor and adventurous sports, in addition to being an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, blogger, cyclist and biker. He has visited over 70 countries and cycled from Lagos to Accra, Ghana and back.
He has also skydived, bungee jumped and summited Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa at a height of 5, 895 metres (19,341 feet) and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world – twice and ran several marathon races.