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THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING FREE

A blog entry by Mike Horn

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POLE 2 POLE:

AN EXPEDITION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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MIKE HORN

Inspirational Conference Speaker

The Mike Horn philosophy, self empowerment and adapting to the challenges and changes in a modern world.

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POLE TO POLE

Mike Horn's Next Dream

Outside Magazine feature article on Mike Horn's next mammoth adventure

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Mike Horn

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.

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Mike Horn

Explore | Learn | Act

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Mike Horn

Explore | Learn | Act

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My book “Vouloir Toucher les Etoiles” first hit the shelves a year ago and I couldn’t be happier at how well it was received! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the next book just as much @xo_editions

Sep 24, 2016

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Let’s not take for granted, the quality of life of humans relies on the continued existence of

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If you don’t love what you do, then maybe you’re not doing it right @mercedesbenz @ospreyeurope @scottsports

Sep 18, 2016

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The best way to explore is like a local

Sep 17, 2016

Fred climbs higher and higher in  altitude

Expedition / Makalu

Makalu

In April-May 2014, Mike and fellow Swiss climber Fred Roux will attempt to climb the world’s 5th highest peak, Makalu. Makalu is located in a remote section of Himalayas on the Nepal-China, about 20 km south of Everest.  

April 2014

Expedition / Pangaea

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 […]

April 2008

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 […]

January 1970

Expedition / Makalu

Makalu

In April-May 2014, Mike and fellow Swiss climber Fred Roux will attempt to climb the world’s 5th highest peak, Makalu. Makalu is located in a remote section of Himalayas on the Nepal-China, about 20 km south of Everest.  

April 2014

Expedition / Himalaya 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 […]

January 1970

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 […]

January 1970

FOLLOW MIKE'S BLOG

Sharks in the Media

September 25, 2016

We need to talk about sharks. They are not out to get us. The only frenzied attacks are by some media and it is impacting conservation efforts. I’d be a rich woman if I was given one dollar for every time a shark was labelled as a “man-eater” or “dangerous monster” in a newspaper or […]

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Why Biodiversity Matters?

September 20, 2016

Biodiversity encompasses the diversity of genes, species and ecosystems. It is vital in a number of ways including preserving the aesthetic value of the natural environment, contributing to human well-being through utilitarian values, maintaining the integrity of the environment through: maintaining CO2/O2 balance, regulating biochemical cycles, absorption and breakdown of pollutants, pathogens and waste materials, […]

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Changing Perception of Sharks

September 19, 2016

For many people, the image of a shark fin gliding along the ocean’s surface is sure to cause terror. With this project, our central goal is to help change the perception of sharks from one of fear to one of appreciation for the very tangible benefits that sharks provide our ecosystems and our economies. Around […]

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