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Conquering the impossible: my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle

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St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Language:
English
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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.   This is the gripping account of Horn's gruelling 27-month expedition by sail and by foot through extreme Arctic conditions that nearly cost him his life on numerous occasions.  Enduring temperatures that ranged to as low as -95 degrees Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including shifting and unstable ice that gave way and plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears so close that he felt their breath on his face, severe frostbite in his fingers, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive.   Complementing the sheer adrenaline of Horn's narrative are the isolated but touching human encounters the adventurer has with the hardy individuals who inhabit one of the remotest corners of the earth.  From an Inuit who teaches him how to build an igloo to an elderly Russian left behind when the Soviets evacuated his remote Arctic town, Horn finds comaraderie, kindness, and assistance to help him survive the most unforgiving conditions.   This awe-inspiring account is a page-turner in the vein of Jon Krakauer and a Arctic survival tale rivaling Jack London.  Most of all, it's a testament to one man's unrelenting desire to push the boundaries of human endurance.
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display_descriptionIn 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 prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transportation. This is the account of Horn's grueling 27-month expedition by foot, ski, mountain bike, kayak, catamaran, and monohull sailboat through conditions that nearly cost him his life. Enduring temperatures colder than 75 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, Horn battled hazards including unstable ice that plunged him into frigid waters, encounters with polar bears, severe frostbite, and a fire that destroyed all of his equipment and nearly burned him alive. From the dangers that Horn faced alone in the vast tundra to his amusing and inspiring encounters with the hardy inhabitants of the remotest corners of the earth, this adrenaline-filled tale chronicles one man's unrelenting desire to push the limits of what is humanly possible.--From publisher description.
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subject_facetArctic regions -- Description and travel
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title_displayConquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle
title_fullConquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle / Mike Horn ; with Jean-Philippe Chatrier ; translation by Antony Shugaar
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