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

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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
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2005)
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Христо Блажев
20 000 км по Северния полярен кръг – “Покорителят на невъзможното” Майк Хорн
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Майк Хорн е сякаш реликва от друга епоха – на открития, на експедиции, на безброй опасности и приключения, завършващи нерядко трагично. Времена, когато трескаво са се откривали нови и нови земи, търсели са се нови пътища и е, да, и богатства, което липсва при Хорн. Този мъж с феноменална психическа и физическа издържливост поставя пред себе си фантастични задачи, които методично и
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Kenneth
I really liked this account of Horn's journey around the Arctic Circle - even though it was really stressful to read.

I had already heard parts of this story because a few friends of mine had met the adventurer. So if it weren't for their stories and excitement I wouldn't have known about Horn or picked up his book.

The story in a nutshell is basically how Horn leaves Norway going West and tries to get around the Arctic. It's a grueling tale of endurance- physical and psychological. I mean, it's
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Bookmaniac70
Майк Хорн е пътешественик от ЮАР. Той си поставя необичайни, граничещи с невъзможното предизвикателства, като обиколката на света по Екватора без моторни превозни средства или самостоятелното немоторизирано прекосяване на Южна Америка. "Арктос" е третата му мащабна експедиция, в която той преминава сам северния полярен кръг при температури, достигащи - 60 С.

Книгата ми беше много интересна с наситеното и драматично ежедневие на пътешественика в такива екстремални условия. Научих нови неща за пове
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David
J'ai lu ce livre dans le prolongement de celui racontant les expéditions de Scott et d'Admundsen pour la conquête du Pôle Sud. Il est clair que la différence de préparation est flagrante entre les deux époques, le périple de Horn avec son téléphone satellite, sa logistique assurée semble vraiment trop bien préparé pour convaincre. Et pourtant, la partie finale pour traverser toute la Russie a du être une sacré épopée malgré tout.
Alma Horn
This is a gripping book, written true Mike Horn style. You will be mesmerized by Mike's humor despite his seeming-to-be-impossibe adventurers in the most outthere ice deserts. He writes about his encounters with amazing people (few though) and his driven will to survive in this stretched out adventure through ice and bureaucracy. The DVD is also available from his website and is great entertainment.
Evelin Xristova
Аmazing book... I love Mike and his adventures. He changed my life!
Ramya
A true testament to the human will. The title is apt. What he describes about his journey, in every sense of the word is Impossible. But pushing himself at every step of the way, in an environment that challenges every part of your being is truly commendable. I recommend it for all.
ASP
Aventures palpitantes, même si l'écriture laisse à désirer (c'est très souvent le cas des récits de voyage), en quelque sorte une leçon de vie.
Yann
Un de ses plus long et plus dur périple mais aussi peut être LE plus beau !?
Eric T
Just got the book for Xmas. Looking forward to reading it.
Pam Bullard
The trip was written very well. Loved the book!
Joshua
Pretty crazy but a little repetitive
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Aventurier de l'extrême, Mike Horn naît en Afrique du Sud, où ses parents étaient enseignants. Le sport est l'activité principale de son enfance : rugby, cricket, athlétisme, tennis et vélo sont, entre autres, les disciplines dans lesquelles il excelle. Diplômé de Science du mouvement humain à l'université de Stellenbosch, il travaille ensuite dans l'entreprise de fruits et légumes de son oncle, à ...more
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Latitude zéro : 40000 km pour partir à la rencontre du monde Objectif: Pôle nord de nuit À l’école du Grand Nord Un homme: des 8000

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