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.

The impossible exists only until we find a way to make it possible.

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.


  • 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: Married to Cathy, two daughters Annika (b. 1993) and Jessica (b. 1994)
  • Occupation: Explorer
  • Passion: “Preserving our planet”