Mike Horn Departs on New & Exciting Adventure!
From Switzerland to Pakistan Mike sets off for his second attempt to the summit of K2!
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We are back in basecamp after an unsuccessful attempt to reach the summit of K2. Snow and strong wind stopped us
3:48am Pakistani time on the 24th July. Past 7000m/23,000feet now. 26 hours from basecamp. 24-30 hours from the summit at 8611m/28,251feet, weather permitting. Here is my GPS track
From this point we will be on foot
This is where we stop, now we are on foot
Expedition / Pangaea
Why the name ‘Pangaea’? Pangaea is defined as a “hypothetical super-continent that included all the landmasses of the earth before the Triassic Period”. Then Pangaea broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods and formed what we now know as the Earth’s separate continents. Mike Horn chose the name Pangaea for his new expedition as […]
Expedition / K2 Expedition 2013
K2 Expedition 2013
It was a long wait for Mike to get back to Pakistan but he is finally there and ready to attempt the ascension of the second highest Himalayan peak, K2. Known especially for its difficulty, the peak has been nicknamed by mountaineers as ‘The Savage Peak’. Alpinists that affront the clmb to the summit must […]
Expedition / Himalaya Expedition
I’ve always had a fascination for mountaineering, but never actually got around to it seriously. Then an unexpected phone-call from legendary climbers Jean Troillet, Fred Roux and Olivier Roduit quickly changed this. They invited me to join them to climb four Himalayan summits of 8000m – an offer I excitedly could not refuse and we […]
Expedition / North Pole Winter Night
North Pole Winter Night
My expedition in January 2006 gave new meaning to the term ‘walking on thin ice’. It was an exciting and daunting new challenge. But one I could not do alone by law. Thankfully, renowned Norwegian arctic explorer, Borge Ousland took little convincing and joined me in a heartbeat. Together, we’d walk to the North Pole […]
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Final Report from K2 – On Turning Back from “the Mountain of Mountains.”
July 28, 2015
We are back down from our summit attempt. Last night I was sitting in front of my tent looking up at the mountain that stamped its effect on my life. Base camp is not exactly where we want to be, but I am satisfied that we gave it our best shot. Even more important, we […]
Life at the Command of the G-Class
May 20, 2015
Thirty Hours. That’s the amount of time we’ve spent so far in the comfort of the fancy G-Class cars ever since our much-anticipated departure from Moscow on Monday. Given the long journey that awaited us stuck in the confinements of our mobile metallic boxes, some strategic team distribution was in order! Mike and camera crew […]
May 20, 2015
While cruising between Volgograd and Astrakhan, our last destination before crossing the Kazak border, my mind keeps reflecting back to our short yet rich experience crossing the Russian territories. There is something unique about this nation that makes it all the most intriguing. From the window of the G500, I had quite some time to […]