I’m Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere. An adventure girl, type 2 fun addict and lover of marzipan!
My adventures, amongst others, include: Being the first person to walk the entire 4500km length of the Great Wall of China unsupported. The longest crossing of the Patagonian Ice Cap by a woman. Riding the 1911 original Tour de France route unsupported, 5,439km, in the duration the professional cyclists take to ride today’s current Tour that is 2000km shorter. 1 of just 29 finishers from the 98 starters to complete the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan.
My first challenge in 2006
A story of adventure and self discovery. The Great Walk of China is a one hour documentary recounting my life changing journey, leaving behind my life as a model to become the first person to walk the 4500km length of the Great Wall of China. Battling sand storms, blizzards, temperatures from +40ºC to -35ºC, frost bite, starvation, exhaustion and dehydration and narrowly escaping with my life on one harrowing occasion.
You can watch the full length one hour documentary here >>
The transcontinental bike race in 2015
On the 24th of July 2015, 172 riders arrived in Garaardsbergen, Belgium and raced to Istanbul, Turkey. The Transcontinental is a race like no other. Much like the early days of bicycle racing cyclist ride with no team cars or soigneurs to look after them. It is each for their own taking on Europe’s toughest terrain. Race to Istanbul is a feature length documentary following the highs and lows of the race from the view of the Race Directors.
The full length film is available on demand here >>