On the Line of the Equator

Mike Horn

€ 16.00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Pages: 352
ISBN/EAN: 9788860520173

&Among Mike Horn’s dreams there was a very particular voyage: starting from Libreville on the coast of Gabon, and travelling around the world following the line of the equator. So, one day in spring, he started off on his trip around the world in 500 days: on foot, by pirogue, sailing, by mountain bike, across the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, Africa, Latin America and Asia, moving along that invisible line at zero latitude, and never further than forty kilometres away from it. An adventure of days gone by, because Horn wanted no 21st century technology and relied only on his own physical strength. Like Ulysses, he knew how to follow his dream to the very end: he pushed himself to the utmost of human limits and further than human knowledge of the world; he rediscovered the struggle between the individual and the forces of nature in its truest sense.

The author
Mike Horn, born in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1966, has adventure in his blood. Years ago he moved to French Switzerland and he now lives on a farm with his wife Cathy and his daughters Annika and Jessika.

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