His need for new worlds sends him quickly to see elsewhere. The Pyrenees first, he travels on foot and snowshoes. Then the European trails, with treks longer and longer. Three years ago, he rubbed the Laugavegur, the "hot springs road" in the Icelandic hinterland. Such a pleasure that he prolongs his three-week walk, refueling as best he can, bivouacing at haphazard, drunk with large spaces. One evening, he and his tent Decathlon first prize are caught in the blizzard, between two glaciers. "When I woke up, everything was frozen inside," he recalls, "I thought I had to be careful in the future, that I could organize myself better."
His new expedition gives him ample opportunity. Starting January 14, Dylan is in the process of connecting Montreal to Vancouver (where he planned to settle), 5,000 kilometers on foot by -30, or even -40 ° C.
To prepare for the challenge, he contacted the ultratrailer Rickey Gates and the explorer Alban Michon, whose portraits he had read in GEO Adventure. "They gave me advice, and helped me prepare my equipment, and I, who tend to do my experiences in my area, felt like I belonged to the family of adventurers."
1992 Birth in Bordeaux
2015 A month of trek in the highlands of Iceland
Fall 2018 Beginning of intensive training at walking.
To follow the journey of Dylan Auguste, visit his Facebook page 5000 km by foot and his Instagram account. He recounts his adventures of the Great North (a shoulder injury, the acquisition of a chariot compete, freezing temperatures …), talks about the association he sponsors (Vive L'espoir, which fights against pediatric cancers), publishes selfies with a mustache full of stalactites, evokes his kitty (launched by his mother and his girlfriend) and regularly declares his love to the network of brave Canadians who follow him and help him through social networks.
➤ Portrait appeared in the GEO Aventure magazine n ° 5 (January-March 2019).
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