It took five years for Andrea (30) and Mike Kammermann (32) to plan
their project. 4-xtremes is set to be a journey of superlative scale.
As part of their travels, the couple want to visit the four most
extreme locations on the planet which can be reached in a vehicle. The
vehicle accompanying them is an Axor which has been converted into an
Eleven months, 45,000 kilometres.
Andrea and Mike anticipate their tour taking eleven months and
covering around 45,000 kilometres. Their route will start in Zurich
and along the way are the four locations which gave the project its
name: the hottest, the highest, the coldest and the lowest places in
the world reachable by a vehicle. For the first destination, they're
heading to the desert in Iran, where temperatures above 70 degrees
Celsius have previously been measured. In north-east India, the
all-wheel-drive Axor will then start climbing to extreme heights. The
world's highest passable mountain road can be found there at more than
5700 metres altitude. Completely in the east of Russia, the Swiss pair
wish to reach the coldest village on the planet after several months.
The most extreme temperature measured there: –70 degrees. The final
pin on their map will take the pair, their dog Amy and their Axor to
the Dead Sea in Israel which lies more than 400 metres below sea level.
One of the partners of the 4-Xtremes project is the Swiss Red Cross,
whose aid operation Andrea and Mike wish to support as part of their
The first part of the series, with details of the mega-tour and the
aid project, will be published on 11 June. Over the next few months on
RoadStars, the pair will be reporting on their experiences along the
route.So, stay tuned!