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Would it be possible to safely drive from Cape Town Africa to Cape Horn Chile, with only one ferry ride across the Bering Strait?

Would it be possible to drive from Cape Town, Africa to Cape Horn, Chile? If not, it should be. We need a 10 lane highway the whole distance, with no speed limit, and a gas station every mile...with a 10 lane bridge over the Bering Straight. And all 7 billion people should have to travel the whole distance at least one time. Lets get moving.

A possible route would be from Cape Town to Cairo, over to Uelen Russia, take a ferry across the Bering Strait, and then drive from Alaska to Cape Horn.

Possible? Are there gas stations across Russia? Would it be safe?

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      May 18 2013: I appreciate your answer! I do not intend to really make the journey...

      However, since humanity does like it's highways, there should be one that goes the whole distance. :)
  • May 18 2013: Why? Yes, one could take a theoretical journey, but what's the reward? There was a PBS television show maybe originally a BBC show about walking northward from Southern Africa to North Africa. A French couple did it, and only encountered one unfirendly gtoup of people and one major disease problem.(a case of malaria). Safely - wouldn't that be the problem?
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      May 18 2013: Why did that French couple do it?
      • May 19 2013: Okay Thomas You are right they did it for fun and to film it. You would have an interesting adventure - It's just at the time I read it the trip seemed a little dangerous which it probably is.
  • May 18 2013: This is a very strange question for this site. I have no special expertise, but I did some queries on Google and can provide some common sense advice.

    Google can provide directions from Cape Town to Vladivostok, but not to Uelen. It appears that there are no roads to Uelen.

    It might take more than one ferry to get across one or more rivers.

    That "ferry" ride to Alaska will be a long one. Western Alaska has few roads, and I am fairly sure that there are no highways that connect western Alaska to the main highways that eventually connect to Canada.

    If you take appropriate vehicles, you can carry extra gas. You will certainly want to take spare parts along, especially extra tires.

    Safe? Not likely, but it depends on what you consider to be safe. Finding local guides that are trustworthy would be necessary, and probably difficult. You will probably need money for bribes as well as other expenses. Taking all of your funds with you would set you up as a prime target, so you will have to plan to pick up cash at intervals.

    This would be an enormous project requiring thorough planning and the advise of people who know the way.
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      May 18 2013: This is a question for this site that I wish more people would ask...and really think about.