Mike Horn dines at same spot Captain Charcot celebrated his first steps on Antarctica in 1904

On 27 October 2008 South African adventurer Mike Horn dined out at the very spot where, on 14 July 1904, Captain Charcot’s crew celebrated their first steps on Antarctica by cracking open a bottle of Champagne MUMM.

Mike, who began his Pangaea expedition earlier this year – a circumnavigation of the world, crossing all seven continents using only ecologically sound methods of travel – enjoyed a gourmet dinner in tribute to Charcot’s crew. Three Michelin star Chef Gérard Boyer prepared a South African variation on the truffle and caviar themes.

The G.H.MUMM House, established in 1827, has now joined forces with the Pangaea expedition to organise a series of seven gourmet dinners in some of the planet’s most exclusive spots. This dinner is the second in the series – the first having taken place in the Sermilik fjord in Greenland on 8 July this year.

G.H MUMM has supported and celebrated major human endeavours for nearly two centuries. Since Captain Charcot, it continues to back renowned adventurers such as Dame Ellen MacArthur, Bear Grylls, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Mike Golding, Dee Caffari, Brian Thompson and Tom Avery.

The next dinner, the third ‘G.H. Mumm Explorer Experience’ will be given at the end of 2009 in another exceptional location.