Mike Horn is globally acknowledged as the world’s greatest modern day explorer. He was the first person to navigate the entire length of the Amazon River solo and unsupported, to walk to the North Pole during the dark season and to circumnavigate the globe at the equator without motorized transport. With the new “Pole2Pole” expedition, Horn will complete a unique circumnavigation of the globe via the two poles.
After extensive equipment testing in March in wintry Canada, the “Pole2Pole” adventure will start on the 6th of May 2016 at the Yacht Club in Monaco. From there Mike Horn will sail to Namibia on his expedition boat PANGAEA. The expedition will continue in the G-Class through the world’s oldest desert, the Namib desert, on the Namibian coast. The route then passes through the Okavango delta in Botswana, the world’s largest inland delta, and on to Cape Town in South Africa. From there PANGAEA will take him to the Antarctic, which he will cross on skis. Mike Horn will then sail the Pacific through the islands of Oceania to Asia, where he will explore parts of New Zealand and Australia. In Papua New Guinea the G-Class will await him for an expedition through unspoilt equatorial forests. Once in Asia, a further overland expedition with the legendary off-road vehicle leads Horn through the tundra in Kamchatka, before making his way to the North Pole. The extreme athlete will cross the Arctic and then Greenland on skis and in a kayak. He will then sail back from the world’s largest island to Monaco in the PANGAEA.
On his website www.mikehorn.com and under the hashtag #Pole2Pole Mike Horn will continuously report on the progress of his adventure, his experiences in the different countries and regions of the world and how the G-Class keeps managing the impossible. With the help of an interactive map, fans of Mike Horn and Mercedes-Benz can see at any time where the adventurer is presently located and what he is currently experiencing.