Longest ongoing pilgrimage
Arthur Blessitt
Not Applicable ()
As of 24 April 2013, the greatest distance claimed for a "round the world" pilgrimage is 64,752 km (40,235 miles) by Arthur Blessitt (USA), who has been walking on a mission since 25 December 1969. He has visited all seven continents, including Antarctica, having crossed 321 "nations, island groups and territories" carrying a 3.7-m-tall (12-ft) wooden cross and preaching from the Bible throughout his pilgrimage.