Conquering 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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    • Publication Information:
      1st U.S. ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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 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.
    • Notes:
      48
    • Other Titles:
      Conquérant de l'impossible. English
    • ISBN:
      9780312362621
      0312362625
    • Accession Number:
      2007009829
    • Accession Number:
      neos.3951769
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HORN, M.; CHATRIER, J.-P. Conquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle. 1st U.S. ed. [s. l.]: St. Martin’s Press, 2007. ISBN 9780312362621. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Horn M, Chatrier J-P. Conquering the Impossible : My 12,000-Mile Journey around the Arctic Circle. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press; 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Horn, M., & Chatrier, J.-P. (2007). Conquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle (1st U.S. ed.). St. Martin’s Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Horn, Mike, and Jean-Philippe Chatrier. 2007. Conquering the Impossible : My 12,000-Mile Journey around the Arctic Circle. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Horn, M. and Chatrier, J.-P. (2007) Conquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Horn, M & Chatrier, J-P 2007, Conquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle, 1st U.S. ed., St. Martin’s Press, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Horn, Mike, and Jean-Philippe Chatrier. Conquering the Impossible : My 12,000-Mile Journey around the Arctic Circle. 1st U.S. ed., St. Martin’s Press, 2007. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Horn, Mike, and Jean-Philippe Chatrier. Conquering the Impossible : My 12,000-Mile Journey around the Arctic Circle. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press, 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Horn M, Chatrier J-P. Conquering the impossible : my 12,000-mile journey around the Arctic Circle [Internet]. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press; 2007 [cited 2020 May 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.3951769&custid=s3443875

Reviews

PW Reviews 2007 April #4

C ircumnavigating the globe at the equator wasn't enough for South African extreme adventurer Horn, so he promptly set out on a solo expedition to the North Pole. As he recounts in the opening chapters of his memoir, an attempt to tie a loose shoelace when the temperature was 76 below zero resulted in his thumb splitting open, the skin "translucent all the way to the bone." And yet, just a few months after being treated for frostbite, Horn set out again, this time preparing to travel the entire perimeter of the Arctic Circle. This voyage has its own share of death-defying episodes, from multiple encounters with bears to a kayak ride through a maze of icebergs, not to mention the oppressive Russian bureaucracy. But it's also filled with charming interludes, like Horn's arrival at a Canadian mining town just days before it closes for good, or his tightrope walk along the top of a Russian oil pipeline. Through all these adventures, Horn reflects on why he feels compelled to push himself to such limits, comparing his trek to a rite of passage: "It was inside myself that I took a long, long walk," he says. Readers will be grateful to share his experiences vicariously. (June)

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