‘DRIVE 2 CLIMB 2 SKI K2’

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AD­VEN­TURER and ex­treme sports­man Mike Horn has driven from Switzer­land through eastern Europe and cen­tral Asia to Pak­istan, travers­ing 12 coun­tries and 10 640 kilo­me­tres in 15 days — and that’s only to get to the start of the real chal­lenge.

Horn is trans­port­ing two moun­taineers, Fred Roux and Köbi Re­ichen, to the moun­tain K2 in an ex­pe­di­tion they called “Drive 2 Climb 2 Ski K2”.

The trio will climb the world’s sec­ond-high­est moun­tain — the 8 611-me­tre K2 — and then plan to be the world’s first moun­taineers to mainly ski down again.

The aim of the ex­pe­di­tion is to draw at­ten­tion to the most re­mote re­gions of the world and the beauty of this planet.

“Nor­mally I do not use ve­hi­cles on my ad­ven­tures. But this time the Mercedes-Benz G-Class … is my per­fect, mo­torised al­ter ego,” said Horn in his ca­pac­ity as a Mercedes-Benz Brand Am­bas­sador. Fol­low the jour­ney online at #DrivenToEx­plore.

PHOTO: QUICK­PIC

Mike Horn drove a G-Wa­gen 10 640 kilo­me­tres in 15 days just to get to the start of his real ad­ven­ture.

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