Fellowship 13 Expedition Route Map
Missouri-Mississippi River Expedition
Kyle will be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for “Longest Solo Kayak Journey” by paddling the fourth longest river system in the world. He will begin his journey in Brower’s Spring, Montana, paddling along the Missouri-Mississippi River System of the United States to where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana; nearly 4000 miles to the sea. Completing his expedition with an additional 200 mile paddle along the coast to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He has an expected journey time of six months.
With an estimated 80% of marine debris coming from land-based sources, there is a clear need to mitigate the impacts on marine environments by working upstream. We are committed to the continued support and research of freshwater sources for the purpose of identifying microplastic sources and reducing plastics entering the ecosystem.
Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) is collecting water samples worldwide, studying the sources, composition and distribution of microplastic pollution. We will be collaborating with ASC to survey the largest watershed in the United States from its headwaters to the ocean. This will be the first documented freshwater survey of this scale.
Leg Two: Beaverhead – 111 km (69 miles)
Dillion – Twin Bridges
Leg Three: Jefferson – 134 km (83 miles)
Twin Bridges – Three Forks
Leg Four: Missouri – 3767 km (2341 miles)
Three Forks – St. Louis
Leg Five: Middle Mississippi – 663 km (412 miles)
St. Louis – Memphis
Leg Six: Lower Mississippi – 1223 km (760 miles)
Memphis – New Orleans
Leg Seven: Gulf of Mexico – 322 km (200 miles)
New Orleans – Fort Walton Beach