The One-Question Interview: Karl Bushby

Why isn't the British hiker done with his round-the-world trek?

Jun 15, 2012
Outside Magazine
Karl Bushby Alaska

Karl Bushby in Alaska in 2006    Photo: Courtesy of Karl Bushby

British power walker Karl Bushby has been trying to hike around the globe since 1998. He made it 17,000 miles, about halfway, before he got tied up with Russian border security.

Karl, what seems to be the problem?
The Russians are so sensitive! I accidentally walked through a border-security zone a few years ago, and now they won’t even let me back into the country. Without this hiccup, I would have been done in four or five more years.