The daring sportsman set off from his home in Switzerland in mid-May 2015 for the first section of his adventure. Challenge number one: to drive all the way to Pakistan, home of K2, the world’s second-highest peak. To do this, he was travelling overland through ten countries in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the high-performance off-road vehicle that Mike calls “the motorised version of me”. At least he wanted to climb to the top of the K2. Unfortunately, he failed shortly before the finish.