- 05 Jan 2017
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"I Thought I Might Die"
"When my life is on the line, I feel alive," says Mike. But perhaps this near-death experience in the jungle was a little extreme, even for him.
At the time the super-explorer, who's currently on a solo and unsupported crossing of Antarctica dubbed the Pole2Pole expedition, was on his quest to circumnavigate the entire planet along the Equator using no motorised transport – just his legs on land and the wind on the sea to power him. The Equator cuts straight across South America's Amazon jungle, where a bite from a snake left him helpless and unable to see.
Watch here to see how he coped, and what kept this South African hero alive.