Journey to the ends of the earth with one of the greatest modern-day explorers
Meet Mike Horn, a world-renowned explorer and adventurer. He's swum solo down the Amazon River, circumnavigated the globe along the equator without motorized vehicles, and crossed Antarctica in the dark. Join him on his newest adventure as he travels Pole to Pole supported by Speedcast Atlas, a fully managed, end-to-end solution, in some of the most extreme and remote locations on the planet.
Mike's Journey: Three unique expeditions, all powered by Speedcast Atlas
As his last leg of the Pole2Pole Expedition, Mike Horn will be crossing the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole. Mike will be joined by his friends and famous polar explorer, Borge Ousland, to embark on this adventure. Their plan is to leave Nome, Alaska, on board Mike’s expedition sailboat, Pangaea, make their way as far North as possible, to be dropped off above 85 degrees North and make their way across to Svalbard, Norway.
October 17 update: Mike Horn and Borge Ousland almost reached the North Pole! They are still experiencing broken-up ice, but finally solid ice floes are becoming more frequent. Strong continuous winds are forcing them to work hard both mentally and physically. Just one more day of effort, they will arrive at the North Pole and can finally start heading South.
With the K2 now behind him, Mike will join his sailboat Pangaea and set sail North for the last leg of his Pole2Pole Expedition: the crossing of the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole. Mike will be joined by his friends and famous polar explorer, Borge Ousland, to embark on this adventure with him. They will prepare for their journey and train in Nome, Alaska, before on board Pangaea and make their way as far North as possible.
The Speedcast team behind Mike
The Field Engineers
Our Field Engineering Team have fitted Mike's vessel Pangaea with the latest in Speedcast technology, so that he can travel the world with confidence knowing that he's always connected.
The Support Team
Ready to move at a moment’s notice, our support team can assist Mike with whatever he needs anywhere in the world 24/7, keeping his technology up-to-date and operating correctly.
The Network Operations Team
Our team of IT technicians will proactively monitor Mike’s connectivity as he traverses around the world, resolving issues that may arise and taking preventive steps to ensure Mike will experience seamless connectivity.
Speedcast Atlas Solutions
Customer Experience Management
Iridium Certus offers seamless and continuous data and voice coverage from pole to pole. Mike's vessels and vehicles are equipped with the latest Thales VesseLink and MissionLink terminals enabled by Iridium Certus to provide reliable satellite communications at sea or on land regardless of location, terrain or weather events.
For land expeditions, Mike is equipped with the latest satellite handhelds to stay connected and share content in remote locations at all times. The handhelds are designed to provide Mike with voice, SMS, video and data transfer functionalities to meet his critical communications needs.
Join Mike as he broadcasts his adventures and behind-the-scenes action in real-time; watch him conduct live question and answer sessions; and stream historic moments from his expeditions.
Mike has left K2 and is getting ready for the North Pole expedition. Before Mike hosts the next broadcast, relive the moments where Mike and Fred Roux talked about potential challenges and the K2 death zone.