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‘Cap Horn 2’: Journalist Meets Extreme Adventurer!

December 2018

M6 will broadcast the second episode of the new adventure show “Cap Horn” on December 17. This time, M6 presenter Bernard de La Villardière accompanies Mike Horn on one of the stages of his pole-to-pole expedition. They climb to the summit of an active volcano in the jungle of the northern Philippine island of Luzon.

One of them is one of France’s most renowned journalists. He is 60 years old, has been working for M6 for 20 years and, over the course of time, has been responsible for famous program brands such as “Zone Interdite”, “Enquête Exclusive” and “Dossier tabou”. The other is considered the toughest adventurer and extreme athlete in the world, is 52 years old, and comes from South Africa – but is at home around the world, preferably in the most inaccessible and dangerous places. On December 17, Bernard de La Villardière and Mike Horn will get together. And for both of them it is basically a home run: M6, de La Villardière’s channel, accompanies the presenter and the adventurer on a stage of Mike Horn’s big pole-to-pole expedition. It will be the second episode of “Cap Horn” after the show’s premiere in September.

In 1997, Mike Horn was the first person to travel solo down the Amazon from its source to its mouth using just a hydrospeed and a pirogue. Two years later, he circumnavigated the world along the equator without any motorized transportation. From 2002 until 2004 he made a solo trip around the world along the Arctic Circle. Since 2008, Horn has been traveling aboard the sailing yacht Pangaea, at 35 meters (115 ft) the largest sail powered expedition yacht in the world. In May 2016, he set out on his “Pole2Pole” expedition on board this boat. He plans to travel 42,000 kilometers on this journey, from South to North Pole, on the yacht, on foot, by car, on skis, or in a kayak.

Horn, who usually travels alone, has selected companions for individual stages of the expedition. They will look over his shoulder and learn enough from him in order to be able to master at least a small adventure with him. Comedian Arnaud Ducret was chosen for the first episode of the new M6 show “Cap Horn”, and the adventurer selected de La Villardière for the second. Following intensive training, the journalist will now spend three days at Horn’s side.

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