Conquering the Impossible

My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle

Mike Horn

St. Martin's Griffin

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In August 2002, Mike Horn set out on a mission that bordered on the impossible: to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle - alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation.
 
Conquering the Impossible is the gripping account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by sail and foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life.  Enduring temperatures as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including trekking on unstable ice that plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive.
 
From the hair-raising dangers that Horn faces alone to his amusing and inspiring encounters with the hardy inhabitants of the remotest corners of the earth, this adrenaline-filled tale chronicle's one man’s unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible.

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“This voyage has its share of death-defying episodes . . .but it’s also filled with charming interludes. Through all of these adventures, Horn reflects on why he feels compelled to push himself to such limits. ‘It was inside myself that I took a long, long walk,’ he says. Readers will be grateful to share his experiences vicariously.”

--Publisher’s Weekly


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Mike Horn

MIKE HORN is a modern-day adventurer whose previous expeditions included  circumnavigating the globe at the equator. In 2006, he and Borge Ousland, his expedition partner, became the first two people ever to complete a solo journey to the North Pole entirely in winter. Mike is currently planning an expedition called "Seven Wonders," in which he will traverse each continent on foot and climb its highest peak.  Born in South Africa, he is 39 years old and lives with his family in Switzerland.

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Conquering the Impossible
My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle
Mike Horn

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312382049
ISBN10: 0312382049
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages, B&W Illustrations Throughout
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
9/2/2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466880153
ISBN10: 1466880155
368 pages, B&W Illustrations Throughout
$9.99
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