‘We all have resilience… You’ve got to make it grow’

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52120399

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

“I was bitten by a snake and lost my eyesight, and all the feeling in my face. For five days I couldn’t see.” Mike Horn, 53, is talking about his first major solo expedition, back in 1997, when he crossed South America, in part by swimming the length of the Amazon. The gruelling six-month trip saw him brave rapids, break his knee going over a waterfall, have his equipment stolen by local tribespeople, and get shot at from the banks of the river.