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Mike Horn's Next Dream
Outside Magazine feature article on Mike Horn's next mammoth adventure
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Mike coaches the Kolkata Knight Riders during the final playoffs in May 2014
Explorer, Educator, Adventurer
I've spent the last two decades exploring the furthest corners of the Earth, testing the limits of the human body and promoting science and exploration in environments that are being affected most rapidly by climate change.
Light, a source of hope. Keep looking up.
Why would I want to do anything else?
Keep on looking until you have seen it all.
Silence would be the best description.
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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Mike Horn’s Inspiration reaches the seas
November 20, 2014
On the eve of the leg 2 start South African explorer Mike Horn shares his insights from a life lived on the edge with Dongfeng Race Team skipper, Charles Caudrelier. “What I say is if the will to win becomes bigger than the fear to lose, you can win.” Watch the video
France at long last!
October 25, 2014
Mike Horn sails Pangaea into the port of Sète, the seaside resort on the French Mediteranean. Sète has its own very strong cultural identity, traditions, cuisine and dialect and is home to 88’000 inhabitants. The local people have made Mike and his crew feel very welcome. Mike will now leave Pangaea and return to Switzerland to […]