Two brothers, Harry and Charlie Thuillier are kite buggying 1000km up the Northeast coast of Brazil, from Natal to Jericoacoara in Ceara. This is about the same length as the UK.
We’re windsurfers and are fairly well travelled, but until May 2011 have never kited or kite buggied before. This is the next big challenge. As far as we know, this kind of expedition has never been attempted in this area of the world, and it will be the longest kite buggy expedition ever attempted without vehicle support.
Charlie Thuillier (left, above and below) is 22 and has just finished a degree at York University and is doing this expedition before starting work in September. He’s been hooked on backpacking since his pre-university gap year, and has managed to travel extensively since. Charlie loves to try his hand in any extreme sport, including downhill mountain biking, windsurfing and extreme martial arts (tricking).
Harry Thuillier (right, above and below) is 25 and is marketing manager at Racelogic, a motorsports electronics company. He travelled around the world by himself at 18, working for several months in India, trekking in Nepal and playing the piano in bars around South East Asia and Australia before going to Durham University. Like Charlie, Harry has been windsurfing for 5 years and kite buggying for 2 months!