The purpose of the journey is both educational and environmental, highlighting the issues facing our changing planet and collecting research samples at some of his more hard-to-reach destinations.
This is the route, Horn takes …
- Monaco, France
- Cape Town, South Africa
- New Zealand
- Arctic Ocean & Greenland
1. Monaco, France
May 8, 2016: Horn leaves Monaco on his sailing boat, Pangaea, and heads for Namibia.
June 1 – July 15, 2016: Arrives in Walvis Bay before embarking on a trek across one of the world’s oldest deserts – the Namib – on foot.
July 15 – August 15, 2016: Walks across the Okavango swamps on a constant hunt for food and fresh water as he navigates a long-forgotten route.
4. Cape Town, South Africa
August 15 – November 2016: As he prepares for Pangaea’s Southern Ocean passage, Horn spends some time on a shark-tagging mission.
December 2016 – February 2017: Crosses the Antarctic continent solo by ski, via the South Pole, following a route pioneered by the explorer Amundsen. Races to finish before winter sets in.
6. New Zealand
March – May 2017: Exploring Fiordland, home to the southernmost fjords on the planet.
May – June 2017: Plans another shark-tagging venture, in addition to studying coral and highlighting its degradation, before making his way through Papua New Guinea.
September – October 2017: Intends to scale some of the 8,000m ‘virgin’ peaks the Indian government recently opened up to be climbed for the first time. Then it’s on to Borneo and Indonesia.
9. Arctic Ocean & Greenland
May – August/September 2018: Plans to undertake a solo crossing of Greenland, before hopping aboard Pangaea for the trip home.