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Time Magazine; Modern Explorers

I am kind of in a state of shock. For some unknown reason I was included in Time Magazine´s Special Edition called Modern Explorers. Obviously this was not expected at all. I do feel honored though. I received two copies of this special edition and believe me when I say I am very, very surprised.


Sure, I know I was included and I wasn´t allowed to proof read before, so I just imagined it would be something very, very small among a thousand of our worlds different explorers. Just that would have been way to good. It is in no way deserved. But when receiving it, it is basically stuffed with global stars like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, James Cameron, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and maybe another 50 well known explorers. And me. Somebody has done a great mistake somewhere.

Obviously in anyway, I feel honored. Enough said. Time to put the girls to bed.

This interview, done by Tina Sjögren from Exweb was done the same day I was notified by Time Magazine.

Well, back to the grinding of every day.  Which includes taking the girls to school, one of my highlights!



  1. Congratulations!! What a great, and well-deserved, honor.
    I was already very proud to tell people I know you and now I have even more to brag about! Ken

  2. Grattis Mikael!
    Bli inte förvånad. Du är en verklig upptäckare . Lycka till med varma hälsningar från Sicilien där jag nu befinner mig mitt ippe i förberedelse arbete inför sommarens Italien grupper. Lev väl

  3. Awesome. Richly deserved !!

    And now promote yourself heavily as one of the leading explorers of our time!



  4. Congratulations!! That is so amazing!!
    I’m very, very proud of you and so happy that you’re my friend 🙂

    Peace and Love,

  5. Mikael,

    So great to hear your news. Many congrats. You are on the world explorer
    scene now for sure.



  6. Grattis Mikael! Det är bara att inse: du är en av dom största! Jag är stolt att ha dig som vän! Hälsningar från Dala-järna

  7. Mikael! I am so proud of you! Congratulations! I am so happy and honored to be your friend.
    It is a very well-deserved honor. And of course, you are the great explorer, but in addition to exploration as such you do something else:
    you connect people, you build bridges, and let the world
    hear the voices of those who live in the most isolated and hard-to-reach places.
    I know people in these places and l know what they are saying about you. So, for me – it’s another honor, no lesser than publication in Time Magazine. People in Siberia and Kazakhstan love you!

    Keep going, my dear brave and irresistible Mikael!

    Galya Morrell

  8. Really glad for you Mikael, well deserved!

    Hope you have a great summer together with your family.

    Best regards

  9. Mikael, If you don’t merit recognition for your exploration exploits I don’t know who does. Congratulations!!! John Mulholland

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