#13 Erling Kagge: The Famed Norwegian Explorer on Silence, Philosophy, and Sumitting Everest


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“I strongly believe that we are all born explorers. In the sense that when you're one year old you learn how to walk, you walk out of the house, and you start to wonder what's hidden between yourself and the horizon. And soon you will start to wonder, what's even beyond your horizon? So this spirit of exploration, that's something we all have. I kept it more than most people, but it never goes away. We all have it to a certain degree. Being an explorer is not something you begin being, but something you slowly stop being. You still have it until you die.” – Erling Kagge

In this episode of Outliers, I talk with famous Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge about his record setting expeditions and the importance of exploration in life. He’s the first person to complete the infamous Three Poles Challenge on foot by making it to the North Pole, South Pole, and Summit of Mount Everest. We discuss his philosophy on the importance of silence and walking, and a few of his favorite books (including how a classic like Frankenstein can be relevant to technology today).

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