Mike Horn

Explorer, adventurer

Mike Horn is one of the world's greatest adventurers.

Mike Horn captures the essence of self-belief and unshakable mental resilience. The esteemed explorer is regularly hired to spark excellence in his audience, via his thrilling stories from the bleak Arctic terrain and dizzying tips of mountains. His former clients include the Indian Cricket Team, who later won the World Cup, and German Football Team, each of whom discovered their untapped potential under Mike’s guidance. As one of the greatest living explorers, an event featuring Mike is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on audiences.


“Your will to win must be stronger than your fear of losing” – this mentality has allowed Mike to complete some of the globe’s most challenging expeditions. Starting in 1997 with a solo traverse of the Amazon, he later circled the equator, completed the Arktos mission, and crossed the Arctic by foot during the darkest months. Including Driven to Explore and Pole2Pole, Mike has completed multiple sponsored trips, and crossed both the Arctic and Antarctic. He has also climbed several mountains, most notably Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, Makalu and the infamous K2.


Mike’s 2019 #NorthPoleCrossing expedition is one of the most impressive polar missions in history. Starting as far north as the sea could take him, Mike spent 87 days navigating melting ice due to climate change. The expedition drew valuable attention to the impact of global warming. In 2008, Mike started the Young Explorers Program, an initiative that allowed prospective explorers to work on social and ecological projects across the globe. Such valuable projects reflect Mike’s passion for sustainability, a topic that he can discuss at events.



An internationally renowned explorer, Mike has appeared in several television programs, namely The Island: seuls au monde, À L’État Sauvage and Cap Horn. His features showcased Mike’s unrivalled knowledge of survival, perseverance and mental resilience, and thrilled audiences of all ages. Combining such expertise, he now supplies an intensive masterclass that includes videos and course material. Through the course, participants nurture the skills needed to “develop resilience in the face of adversity”.


Mike’s incredible achievements have been immortalized via several published books and recognized with the Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year. With Mike, your audience receives the insight of an award-winning, internationally recognised explorer, whose anecdotes include techniques for better mental resilience and determination. The ideal speaker for webinars and in-person events alike, your guests will never forget an evening with Mike Horn.



Spoken Languages: French, English