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Never stop exploring!" – Expedition through 12 countries

15 days, 12 countries, 10,640 kilometres – in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class the adventurer and extreme sportsman Mike Horn has driven from Switzerland right through inhospitable regions in eastern Europe and central Asia to Pakistan. In the city of Skardu the second part of the expedition "Drive 2 Climb 2 Ski K2" begins: The Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador and his team, the Alpinists Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen, will climb the 8611-metre mountain K2.
Mike Horn during a drivers lesson with the G-Class in Graz in April 2015. Photo: Mercedes-Benz
Mike Horn during a drivers lesson with the
G-Class in Graz in April 2015.  Photo: Mercedes-Benz
The trio plan to be the world's first Alpinists to complete the subsequent descent from the world's second-highest mountain mainly on skis.
The aim of the expedition is to draw attention to the most remote regions of the world and the beauty of this planet. The entire journey can be followed on the digital and social media channels [Pictures] of Mike Horn and Mercedes-Benz [VIDEO].
Mike Horn with the G-Class on the way to K2 in May/June 2015  Photo: Mercedes Benz
Mike Horn with the G-Class on the way to K2 in
May/June 2015  Photo: Mercedes Benz
"Everybody should know what the world looks like, so that the desire arises to protect it. Accordingly I could hardly wait to set off on this new challenge. Normally I do not use vehicles on my adventures. But this time the Mercedes-Benz G-Class made it possible for me to reach even the remotest areas. The off-road capability and innovative technology of this car are simply unbelievable. The car is my perfect, motorised alter ego," says Mike Horn.
Mike Horn with the G-Class on the way to K2 in May/June 2015 Photo: Mercedes Benz
Mike Horn with the G-Class on the way to K2
in May/June 2015  Photo: Mercedes Benz
On 14 May 2015 he started off on his K2 expedition from Château-d’Oex in Switzerland. On the way to the Hindu Kush the extreme sportsman took the cult vehicle amongst off-roaders through Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirgizistan, China and Pakistan. The G-Class has been an ongoing success story for over 35 years, as it allows mobility at the very limits. Its compactness, ground clearance and off-road performance are unrivalled. It even remains undeterred by 100% gradients, 54 percent inclines and water up to 60 centimetres deep. (ps)
Mike Horn with the G-Class on the way to K2 in May/June 2015 PHoto: Mercedes Benz
Mike Horn with the G-Class on the way to K2 in
May/June 2015  Photo: Mercedes Benz
Information: At #DrivenToExplore Mike Horn continuously reports on the progress of his adventure, his experiences in the different countries and how the G-Class performs at the very limits. With the help of an interactive map, fans of Mike Horn and Mercedes-Benz can see at any time where the adventurer is presently located and what he is currently experiencing. The adventure can be followed by anybody who posts a photo of his/her best DrivenToExplore moments under the hashtag #DrivenToExplore #GWagon on Twitter or Instagram.
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Anlaufstelle in Pune

 

Direkte Ansprechpartner
Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im MCCIA Trade Tower, 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle in Pune eröffnet. Erste Ansprechpartner dort sind die Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von Let's Bridge IT, die rund um den Standort Karlsruhe informieren, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten - und dazu auch deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen.


"Wir freuen uns, dass wir hier einen festen Standort haben. Das bringt unsere Kooperationen einen Schritt weiter", so der Tenor.
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