The Explorers Club – Louis Philippe Loncke

Just a quick post to congratulate  Louis Philippe Loncke who has been accepted as a Member of the Western Europe Chapter of the Explorers Club

Regular visitors would remember the interview: Walk a mile in Louis-Philippe Loncke shoes – Interview with a Belgian explorer

Some of his achievements included:

  • 49 day trek (without food resupply!) across Tasmania’s wilderness starting from Cradle Valley to the South Cape climbing 19 peaks from Mount Ossa to Federation peak passing through Mount Anne.
  • crossed the entire West MacDonnells National Park unsupported from Mount Zeil to Alice Springs. He climbed Mount Zeil, Razorback, Sonder and  Giles.
  • First unsupported North-South (length) traverse of the Simpson desert in Australia. Passing through the geographic center of the dead heart of the continent.

The Explorers Club – Western Europe Charter – is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. Our headquarters is located at 46 East 70th Street in New York City.

Well done to Louis Philippe Loncke – we look forward to your next adventure.

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