Follow the incredible path that adventurer Mike Horn blazed around the Artic Circle over 2 years and 3 months in Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle
Author: Mike Horn
Softcover; 358 pages; short section of color photographs and black-and-white maps
St. Martin's Press; copyright 2007
In August 2002, Mike Horn set out to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle, alone and without motorized transportation. This narrative is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by foot, ski, mountain bike, kayak, catamaran, and monohull sailboat through extreme conditions that nearly cost him his life. Enduring temperatures colder than 75 degrees F below 0, Horn battled hazards including trekking on unstable ice that plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close he felt their breath on his face. severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. From the hair-raising dangers that Horn faced alone in the vast tundra to his amusing and inspiring encounters with the hardy inhabitants of the remotest corners of the earth, this adrenaline-filled tale chronicles one man's unrelenting desire to push the limits of what is humanly possible.