The world is firmly in the grip of the crisis triggered by the coronavirus. In many countries, there are lockdowns or strict bans on coming into contact with others. How are people to deal with the social isolation that has suddenly been imposed? Is lack of contact with friends and acquaintances only a source of stress? Or can social distancing also make our lives better?
Mike Horn is convinced that the latter is true. The long-time brand ambassador of Mercedes-Benz and
Laureus Sport for Good is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest modern-day adventurer-explorers. He also works as a speaker and coach.
Mike has undertaken exceptional feats of endurance, determination and courage, extending the boundaries of human achievement. Since 1997, he has accomplished a series of world-first and ground-breaking expeditions, such as “Pole2Pole”, a three-year circumnavigation of the globe via the South and North Poles including ocean crossings and overland expeditions, and “Drive to K2”, powered by the legendary G-Class. Together with his team, Mike drove across a total of 13 countries from Switzerland to Pakistan, covering more than 10,500 kilometres in 15 days, in order to ultimately ascend K2, the world’s second highest mountain. He also completed “Amazon”, a six-month solo crossing of the South American continent on foot and by means of the riverboarding sport known as hydrospeed.