Who is Mike Horn

Vital facts

Born

16 July, 1966

Place of Birth

Johannesburg, South Africa

Residence

Les Moulins, Switzerland

Education

Human Movement Science, University of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Marital Status

Widow to Cathy, two daughters: Annika (b. 1993) and Jessica (b. 1994)

Hobby

“Preserving our planet"

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Explorer

Mike Horn is globally acknowledged as the world’s greatest modern day explorer.From swimming the Amazon River solo and unsupported to an unmotorized circumnavigation of the globe at the equator, Mike’s list of accomplishments as a solo explorer is unparalleled. " A never seen before, never done before series of unique expeditions" In two decades, he has seen more of the Earth than possibly any other human. He walked to the north pole during the dark season (more people have been to the moon) and has scaled the world’s 8,000 meter peaks, including a recent attempt to paraglide K2. During his “Arktos” expedition, he walked the Arctic Circle solo and was already dreaming of his next expedition. He built a “4×4 of the sea” in his mind over the two plus years of walking on the ice in minus 60-degree weather. “Pangaea” was born and in 2008 Mike embarked on a four expedition that served as a powerful platform from which young adults experienced and explored the natural world. Over 200,000 miles and multiple circumnavigations were well documented as this environmental initiative to educate a global network of youth. Now he has several new projects on the horizon. And they are bigger and more inspiring than ever.

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Following his previous expeditions, Mike Horn wanted to pass on his knowledge and experience to the future generations. Mike invited young explorers' on 12 different expeditions around the world, Initiating social end environmental projects both on land and on sea. They focused on environmental issues such the melting ice caps at the poles, water pollution, creating awareness about the planet and develop solutions in order to preserve it for future generations.
In 2015, Mike jumped behind the wheel of his G Class with his fellow climber and his daughter and embarked on a two week drive across 12 countries to reach the foot of K2 which he attempted the summit for the third time unassisted. He decided he would drive to climb K2, one of Mike's biggest dreams since he first got the thrill for 8000-meter peaks. Mike Horn realized that by flying directly to the departure point of his adventure, he was missing out on the opportunity of discovering beautiful countries and interacting with intriguing cultures and communities along his way. Thus was born Driven to Explore.
Since 2015, Mike takes on the role of survival expert in two French tv shows, The Island: Seuls au monde and A l'Etat Sauvage where he shares his deep knowledge of survival with the shows participants. Both shows are a great success with the French Audience. In The Island, participants are left to survive for a month on a tropical island with no external help and in A l'Etat Sauvage, Mike takes different French celebrities on a survival journey of four days in the most remote places of the earth. Mike has since introduced his new format Cap Horn, which aired it's first episode in September 2018. In this show, celebrities join Mike on his own expedition around the globe, namely the Pole2Pole to discover what it is like to be a professional explorer for a few days.
In November 2016, Mike Horn left Cape Town on his sailing vessel Pangaea to attempt one of his greatest exploits yet, the crossing of the Antarctic continent on its longest length solo and unsupported. Mike completed his 5100 km crossing in a record-breaking 57 days, becoming the first man to accomplish such a feat.

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