Mike Horn wearing a Powder Lite jacket
MIKE HORN
Mike Horn is a Swiss and South African professional explorer and adventurer and is internationally recognised as one of the world's greatest adventurers.
MIKE HORN
Mike Horn is a Swiss and South African professional explorer and adventurer and is internationally recognised as one of the world's greatest adventurers.
EARLY LIFE
Mike Horn was born on 16th July, 1966, in Johannesburg, South Africa to two teachers and was very active throughout his childhood, practicing multiple sports, from rugby to cricket. Mike joined the army when he was just 18 and learned basic survival skills before leaving after his father's death and later deciding to head to Switzerland to start a new life.
Mike Horn
Mike Horn
SO BEGINS THE ADVENTURE
After working as a ski and paragliding instructor and as a rafting specialist, Mike Horn attempted his first expedition in 1991 in the Peruvian Andes but really began his new life as a full-time adventurer in 1997 when he descended the Amazon from its source all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean by hydrospeed. This was the start of what is today recognised as an unparalleled career of exploration and adventure including several world-records.
AN INSPIRATION FOR MANY
Mike Horn has appeared in several TV shows as a survival expert and has also contributed to the success of numerous sports teams acting as a motivational coach. Mike also likes sharing his experience through public and private conferences and masterclasses.
"There’s so much to gain from stepping out of our comfort zones, and that’s what I love to convey through my adventures! We all have our personal mountains to climb, oceans to cross, obstacles to overcome...but nothing is impossible
if we set our minds to it!"
- Mike Horn
Mike Horn wearing the OutDry Ex™ Lightweight Shell Jacket
Mike Horn hiking with the Tandem Trail™ 22L Backpack
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Mike Horn key achievements
ACHIEVEMENTS
  • 1997: Amazon. A 7,000-kilometre descent of the Amazon from its source to the Atlantic Ocean by hydrospeed.

  • 1999: Latitude Zero. An 18-month voyage to circle the equator on foot, bike, sailing boat and kayak.

  • 2002: Arktos. A 20,000-kilometre solo odyssey around the world via the Arctic Circle of two years and three months without motorised transport.

  • 2006: North Pole by Night. A 60-day voyage on skis during the Arctic night.

  • 2007: Gasherbrum 1 (8068 m) and Gasherbrum 2 (8035).

  • 2008-2012: Pangaea. Launch of the Young Explorers Program for young adults to explore the world and implement ecological and social projects following the motto "explore - learn - act".

  • 2010: Broad Peak (8047 m).

  • 2014: Makalu (8463 m).

  • 2015: K2 (8611 m).

  • 2017: Pole2Pole Antarctica Crossing. A 5100-kilometre north-to-south traverse of Antarctica using skis and kites.

  • 2019: Pole2Pole North Pole Crossing. A 87-day expedition across the Arctic, 57 of which in total darkness due to winter season.