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S OU T H AFRICA N MIKE HO R N , aged 49, does things the hard way: in 1997, he travelled down the Amazon on a riverboard and a boat; in 1999, he traced the equator around the world without using motorised transport; and between 2008 and 2012, he circumnavigated the globe singlehandedly in a sailboat. In May 2015, he set off on a new mission: ‘Drive 2 Climb 2 Ski K2’. For 15 days he and alpinists Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen drove two Mercedes G-Class models from Switzerland to Pakistan with the aim of climbing K2 and descending on skis. But, after completing the drive, they were stuck for weeks at the foot of the 8611-metre mountain waiting for good weather and had to abort several attempts at the summit. After spending more than a month gazing at K2, Horn’s comment was: “You can cope with failure in such a beautiful setting.” Anyway, those who know him say he will be back… M I K E H O R N . C O M

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