Mike Horn Biography
Mike Horn is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest modern day adventurer-explorers. He has undertaken exceptional feats of endurance, determination and courage, which have extended the boundaries of human achievement.
Mike is globally acknowledged as the world’s greatest modern-day explorer. From swimming the Amazon River solo and unsupported to an un-motorised circumnavigation of the globe at the equator, Mike’s list of accomplishments as a solo explorer is unparalleled. For 25 years, he has inspired and educated the world by pushing the limits of human ability through a series of groundbreaking expeditions, always naturally powered and often solo.
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-metre 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.
Mike has worked with the victorious German football team, been part of the Indian national side that won the cricket World Cup in 2011 and was also a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders team that won the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.
‘If you are afraid of losing, you can never win’ is the philosophy with which Mike has lived his life and conquered the impossible, enduring temperatures of -95 degrees, sailed the oceans, and battled nature at her worst in becoming the first man ever to reach the North Pole on March 23, 2006, after walking for 60 days and 5 hours. He has redefined the boundaries of human endurance starting from 2002 after completing a 27- month circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle. His is a life filled with inspirational encounters and an inexorable desire to push the boundaries.
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