Mountaineer David Hempleman-Adams was the first person in history to reach the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well as climb the highest peaks in all seven continents, the so called Adventurers Grand Slam. In achieving this goal, he had to climb Mount Everest (Nepal), Mount Vinson (Antarctica), Aconcagua (Argentina), Carstenz Pyramid (Indonesia), Elbrus (Russia), and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).
Back in 1984, David became the first person to successfully complete a solo expedition to the Magnetic North Pole without the support of dogs, snow mobiles or air supplies, and in 1992 he lead the first team to walk unsupported to the North Geomagnetic Pole. He also led the Ultimate Challenge, a team of novices, to ski to the Magnetic North Pole, gaining some notable firsts. In 1996, he became the first Briton to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole and sailed to the South Magnetic Pole.
In all, David has lead some seven Arctic expeditions and is only the third Briton to have climbed all the seven continental summits. In total, he has made thirty Arctic expeditions and has reached the Poles a record 14 times!
Amongst other recent achievements, in May 2011 David led the Iceland Everest Expedition on the North Side of Everest. £1.2 Million was raised for their chosen charity. Later that year,
David won the Americas Challenge Balloon race (along with co-pilot Jon Mason), and in doing so set a new duration record for the race. They are the only British team to win both the Gordon Bennett Balloon Race and Americas Challenge.
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- Two Olympic Gold Medals and six World Championship titles to his name, James is one of the most successful British athletes of the new millennium. Inspiring sportsman, athlete and adventurer.
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