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Mike Horn Departs on New & Exciting Adventure!

From Switzerland to Pakistan Mike sets off for his second attempt to the summit of K2!

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MIKE HORN

Inspirational Conference Speaker

The Mike Horn philosophy, self empowerment and adapting to the challenges and changes in a modern world.

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POLE TO POLE

Mike Horn's Next Dream

Outside Magazine feature article on Mike Horn's next mammoth adventure

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#NOSHORTCUTS WITH MIKE HORN

Interview for SCOTT Sports!

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Makalu 2014

Mike reaches the summit of Makalu the 17th of May 2014!

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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

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Mike Horn

Explore | Learn | Act

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Jan 24, 2016

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Jan 22, 2016

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Jan 19, 2016

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This is a blog @jessicaahorn wrote after my daughters @annikahorn and @jessicaahorn traveled with me to the base camp of K2. Pakistan, Love at First Sight After traveling to Pakistan, I’m surprised at how the news has shaped the world’s perception of this country. All we hear and see about focuses on the dark side: the conflicts, tensions, and terrorists. But there are two sides to every story. The brighter side – the one the news omits to tell you – Pakistan is beautiful! I agonize at the thought of not being able to appropriately describe the landscapes that I so desperately tried to keep captive in my mind. Pakistan’s beauty, so annoyingly over-shadowed by all the negative judgment of ignorant beings, deserves to be written about. It’s my duty to stretch my creativity, so that by the end of this blog, you will have fallen in love with the beautiful Pakistan just as I have. My sister and I set off to Pakistan to support my dad in the fulfillment of his childhood dream: to summit K2, the Mountain of Mountains, without any oxygen or assistance. We trekked for a week up the Baltoro Glacier to reach base camp – the point of return for my sister and I, but only the departure of my dad’s ascent. Quick little fun fact: Pakistan is the home of some of the highest peaks in the world! For mountaineers and adventurers like my father, the Karakoram mountain range acts like a magnetic force that none of them can resist. It is a real paradise for the mountain-addicts of this world. And a paradise it is! The Baltoro Glacier makes its way through an endless parade of majestic 8,000-meter peaks. The scenery is breathtaking, and the grandeur of these natural wonders is unparalleled. Standing high above me, it was like the summits were watching my every move; I felt intimated. I also felt like I was dreaming, but I wasn’t. The wilderness, so perfectly untouched, looked like it was intricately designed and created by mankind to illustrate what we believe is utopia – the perfect harmony between human and nature. And yet there I was, right in the middle of it.

Jan 18, 2016

Expedition / Makalu

Makalu

In April-May 2014, Mike and fellow Swiss climber Fred Roux will attempt to climb the world’s 5th highest peak, Makalu. Makalu is located in a remote section of Himalayas on the Nepal-China, about 20 km south of Everest.  

April 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

Adrian and Fred relaxing at base camp

Expedition / Makalu

Makalu

In April-May 2014, Mike and fellow Swiss climber Fred Roux will attempt to climb the world’s 5th highest peak, Makalu. Makalu is located in a remote section of Himalayas on the Nepal-China, about 20 km south of Everest.  

April 2014

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 / 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

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December 07, 2015

I’m not usually the type of person that likes to rely on devices for survival. The reason for that is simple, I’m a fighter, a man of nature, and I know that I only have myself to count on when confronted to a dangerous situation. Having been in the field of solo exploration for over […]

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Final Report from K2 – On Turning Back from “the Mountain of Mountains.”

July 28, 2015

We are back down from our summit attempt. Last night I was sitting in front of my tent looking up at the mountain that stamped its effect on my life. Base camp is not exactly where we want to be, but I am satisfied that we gave it our best shot. Even more important, we […]

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Life at the Command of the G-Class

May 20, 2015

Thirty Hours. That’s the amount of time we’ve spent so far in the comfort of the fancy G-Class cars ever since our much-anticipated departure from Moscow on Monday. Given the long journey that awaited us stuck in the confinements of our mobile metallic boxes, some strategic team distribution was in order! Mike and camera crew […]

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