Cape To Cape


Quick Facts:

Expedition Start:

Cape Town (South Africa) on the 12th April 1995

Expedition End:

The North Cape (Norway) on the 6th August 1995.


117 days (4 months)


21,000 km (13,000 miles)

Days Spent on Earth:


Days Spent in the Air:


Total Flying Time:


Countries visited included:

(17 in total) South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

The '95 Cape to Cape Expedition

An expedition by Mike Blyth and Olivier Aubert from the Southern most city of Africa (Cape Town) to the Northern most city of Europe (North Cape in Norway). At the time and up until 1997, a world record for this type of flying.

The aircraft used were open-cockpit microlight trikes

Please use the following links to read more about this incredible adventure:

95 Cape to Cape Expedition Route - painted on Olivier's trike

Some of the highlights of the expedition:

    Cape Town
    The Diamond Coast
    The Fish River Canyon
    The Namib Desert
    The Zambezi River
    Victoria Falls
    The Great Rift Valley
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Mount Kenya
    The volcanic North Kenya
    The high valleys of Ethiopia
    Eritrea and the red sea
    The Nubian desert
    The Nile valley
    The crossing of the Mediterranean
    The Adriatic and Baltic seas
    The Alps
    The Scandinavian wilderness
    The Scandinavian fjords
    North Cape

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