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Makalu 2014

Mike attempts to summit the world's 5th highest peak

Stay tuned here for more details as the expedition proceeds.

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Mike Live on HuffPo

Mike Talks Life, Adventure & Polar Bears

Last week Mike appeared on HuffingtonPost live to discuss his life of adventure and his upcoming expeditions.

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Mike Horn

Explore | Learn | Act

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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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Nobody will put you on the top, you have to climb to the top. #workformore

Apr 15, 2014

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Travel not only to change your view, but your ideas. #harmony #nature #perfection

Apr 15, 2014

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An expedition is mostly in the preparation. Getting ready for #Makalu w @scottsports @ospreypacks. On our way now.

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The time has come to deprive myself from oxygen. #lifeabove8000 #manyhands #lightwork

Apr 06, 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 / 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 / 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 / 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

Expedition / Arktos

Arktos

Covering twenty thousand kilometres in twenty seven months now awaited me. This was to be a two year and three month experience of ultimate extremities – and one I was relishing. But I’d be alone, without motorised transport or dogs – and in the treacherous Arctic Circle. I set out from the Nordkapp of Norway, […]

January 1970

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Mike Horn’s Makalu Expedition 2014

April 10, 2014

As of 9 April, Mike has been in Kathmandu for a few days, making final preparations and organizing gear for his attempt to summit the world’s 5th highest peak, Makalu. Mike and Fred Roux will summit the majestic peak of Makalu at 8,463 meters (27,766 ft) in alpine style, without high altitude porters or the […]

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Mike Appears on HuffingtonPost Live

April 06, 2014

With a pair of major expeditions scheduled for the next few months, Mike was able to go on HuffingtonPost LIVE and discuss his lifetime of adventure, and everything he has coming up with Makalu and Pole to Pole 360. It’s a great interview, with some amazing stories — polar bears jumping into this sled, tips […]

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An Expedition for the 21st Century

April 03, 2014

  For 25 years, Mike Horn has inspired and educated the world by pushing the limits of human ability through a series of groundbreaking expeditions. He has circumnavigated the globe entirely under human power, followed the Artic Circle around the globe during the Artic winter, and swum the length of the Amazon River. In August […]

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