They’re almost at the end of the gruelling adventure, but also at the end of their supplies, wits, and well-being. The ice has been shifting, throwing them off course many times, they witnessed unprecedented rain in the middle of the arctic winter, the ice is thinner than ever, injuries are getting more frequent… How much
The Outdoor Journal’s 5-part series Alone Across Antarctica began with a breakdown of Colin O’Brady’s most recent world record attempt to cross Antarctica on a solo mission. In Part 2, Captain Louis Rudd explained what it took to survive his simultaneous 56-day journey. In Part 3, Børge Ousland recounted the first-ever solo crossing of Antarctica
Mike Horn does not need much of an introduction. From swimming the Amazon river to circumnavigating the world unmotorized, and crossing Antartica, his next challenge is never far away. Mike’s list of accomplishments as a solo explorer is unparalleled, and he was recently acknowledged as the “Explorer of the Decade”. The Outdoor Journal has been fortunate
Crossing Earth’s biggest parallel dune desert, in the middle of Australia, with the world’s greatest explorer—Mike Horn. Riding in his trusty beast, a V8 Mercedes G500, I join his team for five days journeying into the Simpson Desert, and dig a little deeper into what makes him tick.
On 7th February, Mike Horn, the legendary explorer, reached the end of Antarctica, completing a solo, unsupported 57-day trek across the great white continent.
For Mike Horn, adventure is not an activity or a single expedition. “It’s a lifestyle”, he told me when I spent a few days with him last year driving across ‘the land that God made in anger’.