Introducing Horst and Gernot

Horst and Gernot were born in Graz, Austria where they still reside today in a suburb called Raaba. Born on April 16, 1970, Gernot was born three minutes earlier than his "little" brother Horst. In their earlier years they enjoyed tennis and football (soccer). They began to ride in 1983 and their interest took them to Scandinavia, Death Valley and the Pyrennees. In the last ten years they have conquered 30 4,000 meter peaks such as Mount Blanc in France, Dom, Monte Rosa as well as the highest Andean peaks and Kilimanjaro in Africa.

The twins are extreme bicyclists and mountain climbers whose goal is to bike and climb the highest peaks of every continent from sea level to summit nonstop in one attempt.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What's Next?

The next goal for the Bike Twins is riding and climbing from the Indian Ocean to the ascent of Kilimanjaro, highest peak in Africa, nonstop in 40 hours. This is the first time this has been attempted. They will ride almost 400 kilometers through the Serengeti towards Marangu. From there they will go on foot 36 kilometers to the 5.895 meter summit.

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