/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Mike Horn's "Pole2Pole". Around the world with a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a sailboat, human power and determination./

An expedition for the 21st century.

CALGARY, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - World explorer, Mike Horn is aiming to travel around the world via the North and South Poles on a unique voyage of discovery. Following his successful K2 expedition in Pakistan last year, the Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador will be relying once again on the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. He will begin the expedition "Pole2Pole" in Monaco on May 6th then sail his expedition boat, the PANGAEA, south to Namibia. The expedition will continue in the G-Class through the Namib, the world's oldest desert located on the Namibian coast. The route will then take him through Botswana's Okavango delta, the world's largest inland delta, prior to reaching Cape Town in South Africa. From there, PANGAEA will take him to the Antarctic which he will cross on skis by way of the South Pole. Mike will then sail the Pacific through Oceania where he will also explore parts of New Zealand and Australia. In Papua New Guinea, the G-Class will await for an expedition through unspoiled equatorial forests. Once in Asia, a further overland expedition with the G-Wagon will lead him through the tundra in Kamchatka, before he makes his way to the North Pole. From there, he will travel by ski and kayak to Greenland where he will return to his boat and finally complete the full loop of his trip by sailing back to Europe.


Canadian press conference to promote Mike Horn's "Pole2Pole" expedition.


Mike Horn is globally acknowledged as the world's greatest modern day explorer. He is also the Mercedes-Benz ambassador for the renowned G-Class. 

From swimming the Amazon River alone and unsupported to a non-motorized circumnavigation of the globe at the equator, Mike's accomplishments as a solo explorer are unparalleled. He has seen more of the Earth than possibly any other human. He walked to the North Pole during the dark season (more people have been to the moon) and has scaled the world's 8,000 metre peaks.


Monday, April 4th as of 11:30 am (a light lunch and refreshments will be served)

Press Conference will start at 12:30 pm


Lone Star Mercedes-Benz, 10 Heritage Meadows Road SE, Calgary


In the upcoming weeks, Mike will travel from Calgary to Jasper and back as he prepares for the similar climatic and topographical conditions he will encounter around the world. He feels this is the perfect environment to test the same two G-Class SUV's he will use during the expedition. In addition to several other planned activities during this excursion, he is looking forward to ice climbing with Will Gadd.


SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "Mike Horn during a driving lesson in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160331_C4061_PHOTO_EN_650532.jpg

Image with caption: "Mike Horn and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160331_C4061_PHOTO_EN_650533.jpg

Image with caption: "Mike Horn on board of his PANGAEA. (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: https://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160331_C4061_PHOTO_EN_650534.jpg

For further information: To RSVP and coordinate interviews, please contact: JoAnne Caza, joanne.caza@mercedes-benz.ca, 416-847-7550 (o), 416-587-1977 (c); Nathalie Gravel, nathalie.gravel@mercedes-benz.ca, 416-847-7509 (o), 416-276-6267 (c)


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