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AN EXPEDITION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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 April 2016, Mike embark on his next great adventure, Pole to Pole 360. Mike will attempt to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe north-to-south in a continuous, single year expedition.

Mike will begin this groundbreaking expedition from Europe, then sail his boat, the Pangaea, south to Cape Town, South Africa, the nation where Mike was born. From there it’s across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica, where he will cross Antarctica on skis. Crossing finished, he will sail the Pacific from south to north, ending up in the Arctic. From there, he will travel by ski and kayak to Greenland, where he returns to his boat and finishes his trip by sailing back to Europe.

Two separate but equally intriguing stories will unfold. As it circumnavigates the globe, Pangaea will be in a constant state of adventure and exploration. While Mike is consumed by making the solo crossings of Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean, his 110-foot sailboat will be moving toward his exit points. The boat will act as a platform for research, education and ancillary expeditions with other world class adventurers and athletes in seldom-explored regions of the world.

Mike’s journey will be documented on this website, on video, on film and digital video and via social media. Mike will bring a crew, and Pangaea provides ample room for a team of athletes, filmmakers, photographers and writers. In addition, Pangaea is complete with the latest technology, including a satellite uplink, providing real-time communication from anywhere in the world.

This becomes the greatest exploratory expedition of the 21st century, an unbelievable adventure with the best athletes in the world, going to the farthest reaches of the planet.

We hope you’ll follow this expedition, which starts in April.

Adventurer Mike Horn and Team Begin Next Challenge and Drive from Switzerland to Pakistan to Climb and ski k2 unassisted

DIM_9671Mike and his daughters Annika and JessicaThe Ideal Cars for Rough TerrainMercedes-Benz G-Class

Mike Horn, and his fellow Alpine climbers: Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen of Switzerland departed Thursday 14th of May via automobile, a G-Class Mercedes Benz, for their second attempt to ascend K2, the second highest mountain in the world with a peak elevation of 8,611 meters/28,251 feet.

Mike Horn has achieved feats that no other man has accomplished from swimming the Amazon River solo and unsupported to an unmotorised circumnavigation of the globe at the equator, Mike’s list of accomplishments as a solo explorer is unparalleled. Climbing the second highest mountain on this planet is not nearly enough of an adventure for Mike so him and his team are driving from Switzerland to Pakistan to begin the journey.

Leaving from his home, Château-d’Oex, Swtizerland, they will drive through 10 different countries (Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China) to finally reach Skardu, Pakistan where Mike and his team will start their most challenging ascension yet. As of all the other climbs they have done together, this ascent will be done alpine style without high altitude porters or additional oxygen. In the hope of a triumphant ascent Mike and Fred will attempt a world first by skiing down the technical faces K2.

“Let’s just say it’s a challenging commute to work,” said adventurer, Mike Horn. “I normally don’t use motorised vehicles on my adventures, but in this case, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will allow me to discover the remote lands that I have not yet had the opportunity to explore. I am looking forward to witnessing the drastic changes in scenery and to meet locals and hear their stories along my journey.”

The innovative features of the intricately designed G-Class is a compliment to Mike and his team in many ways.  The G-Class was created to conquer challenges on six continents and the 36-year evolution of the G-Class keeps elevating the pinnacle of refinement. From its advanced lighting to its classic upright shape, its purposeful elegance is both unmistakable and irrefutable. Every surface of the G-Class reflects its confident capability on any surface of the earth.

Follow Mike’s exciting journey live via tracking system, photos and film, all of which can be found on his website, Facebook @MikeHorn, Twitter @ExploreMikeHorn, and Instagram @MikeHornExplorer. #DrivenToExplore

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Mike is in a constant state of travel and adventure , so keep up to date on all his expeditions !