Pangaea expedition overview

 
 
 
  • After launching in Monaco just over four years ago the Pangaea Expedition, headed up by South African Eco-Adventurer-Explorer, Mike Horn, has finally reached South Africa, as the team of young explorers touched down in the Mother City yesterday. Photo: emercedesbenz.com
  • The expedition, named ‘Pangaea', after the supercontinent that existed 250 million years ago, has covered 140'000 nautical miles, reaching the North and South Poles and crossing all the continents and the oceans. Photo: gaiadiscovery.com
  • Horn's arrival in Cape Town on the 25th of July 2012, falls in the middle of the final Expedition No. 12 to Namibia and South Africa, which ends on the 1st of August when all the youths from around the world head back home. Photo: bhatt.id.au
  • Young adults, aged 15 to 20 from every continent, have been invited to join Horn on various sections of his journey where they learn about the flora and fauna, discover the importance of nature and its elements and are encouraged to understand the importance of environmental issues. Photo: gaiadiscovery.com
  • Says Horn: "I want the future generations to find solutions and ultimately enhance a respectful balance between nature and mankind. During the past four years, we have shed light on environmental problems we face today. By working together with hard work, ingenuity, drive and courage, we can complement each other and find new energy of hope and ambition. Together we can tap the world's most powerful energy source - the younger generation." Photo: petzl.com
  • The Pangaea Expedition has been the biggest environmental project in the world to date. The base for the expedition was the 35 meter yacht Pangaea, which has been designed to incorporate sustainable technologies. The vessel, which can sleep 30 and features state of the art communication and conference facilities, is used for environmental research and educational projects at its various ports of call around the world. Photo: petzl.com
  • Horn, pictured above with his wife Cathy, is acknowledged as the world's greatest modern-day explorer. He has undertaken exceptional feats of endurance, determination and courage, which have extended the boundaries of human achievement. Among his exploits have been Latitude Zero, an 18-month circumnavigation of the Earth around the Equator. Photo: odt.co.nz