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Newall Hunter

Scottish Adventurer and Aerial Drone Specialist

Newall Hunter, FRGS, is a Scottish adventurer who in 2016 became the first Scot and only the 14th person in the world to completed the full Adventurers Grand Slam – climbing the highest mountains of each of the seven continents and reaching the North and South Pole. In 2015 Newall skied solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, becoming the first Scot to solo the South Pole and only the third person ever to solo the Messner Route. He then when straight on to climb Mount Vinson, the highest mountain on the continent of Antarctica. You can read a day-by-day blog of this adventures by clicking here.

 

 

Newall is off on his Next Expedition.

He is off again. Newall is heading back to Alaska in June 2016 for his second time on Denali.

Newall is also an Aerial Drone operator specialising in filming extreme sports and in mountainous and remote locations that others won’t. Seven Summits Aerial Drone Website

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Nominated for adventurer of the year 2016

2015 was a truly remarkable year for Newall and saw him reach the South Pole, climb Mount Vinson and climb the Carstensz Pyramid. The National Adventure Awards celebrate the very best of adventure across England, Wales and Scotland and Newell was been shortlisted for “Adventurer of the Year”. The  judging panel consists of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, each an expert in their own field with years of experience on which to draw judgement. Newell is delighted to be nominated.

Expeditions

Expeditions

Next Expedition

    Newall is attempting to climb Mount Denali in Alaska - sometimes said to be the coldest mountain in the world. He will be starting his climb around the 6th of June after some time in Anchorage sorting out kit for the climb. So far this season on Denali has not been a good one with storm Evans battering the mountain with high winds which has meant very few successful summits. As of the 27th of May 156 people have attempted the climb this year and only 33 have been successful. You can follow Newell’s progress here and he is hoping to send blog updates of his progress via his Inreach satellite tracker.  

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    • 5,642 meters
    • Located in Russia

    Newall ski toured Elbrus from the north side. This is thought to be the first time Elbrus has been skied all the way from base camp  to summit and back down to base camp from the North without having to revert to the use of crampons high up in the mountain. This ski tour was completed during the winter months. The Northern route is much more remote than the normal route on the South side - no hotels, restaurants, cable cars or snow cats here, so the climbers reach the summit by walking or in Newell’s case skiing Up and Down. This is this the original route that people used to climb Elbrus for the first time 187 years ago. It is rather difficult to get to the northern foot of Mt. Elbrus because there is no asphalt road there and only off-road vehicles are able to overcome these 90 kilometres from the town of Kislovodsk to the base of the mountain. Even the off-road vehicles could not get to the base of the mountain, so the skiing had to start before even reaching Elbrus itself.

    Australasia

    • 4,884 meters
    • Highest mountain on the continent of Australasia
    • Also known as Puncak Jaya

    While Carstensz Pyramid’s peak is free of ice, there are several glaciers on its slopes, including the Carstensz Glacier, West Northwall Firn and East Northwall. View Newalls photo collection from this summit by clicking here.

    Antarctica

    • 16,050 ft
    • Highest mountain on the continent of Antarctica
    • The coldest of the Seven Summits

    Mount Vinson is a large mountain massif that is 21 km long and 13 km wide and lies within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains. It overlooks the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. View Newalls photo collection from this summit by clicking here.

    Antarctica

    • Southernmost point on the surface of the Earth
    • Sun is continuously above the horizon during the summer
    • Sun is continuously below the horizon during the winter

    Between November 2014 and February 2015, Newall skied solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, becoming the first Scot to solo the South Pole and only the third person ever to solo the Messner Route. View Newalls photo collection from this journey by clicking here.

    Arctic Ocean

    • 4,261 metre sea depth
    • Sun is continuously above the horizon during the summer
    • Sun is continuously below the horizon during the winter

    Defined as the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface. In 2013 Newall helped train and guide a team for a successful expedition to the geographic North Pole. View Newalls photo collection from this journey by clicking here.

    Asia

    • 8,848 metres
    • Greatest distance above sea level
    • Frequent presence of high-speed winds

    Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. View Newalls photo collection from this summit by clicking here.

    North America

    • 5,500 meters
    • Also known as Mount McKinley
    • Centrepiece of Denali National Park and Preserve

    The highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level. At some 18,000 ft (5,500 m), the base-to-peak rise is the largest of any mountain situated entirely above sea level.  View Newalls photo collection from this summit by clicking here.

    Africa

    • 4,877 metres
    • Part of the Kilimanjaro National Park
    • Occasional high winds

    Mount Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,877 metres. View Newalls photo collection from this summit by clicking here.

    South America

    • 6,960 metres
    • Part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park
    • Large glacier systems

    Aconcagua is bounded by the Valle de las Vacas to the north and east and the Valle de los Horcones Inferior to the West and South. The mountain was created by the subduction of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American Plate during the geologically recent Andean orogeny. View Newalls photo collection from this summit by clicking here.

    Seven Summits Map
    7 Summits Map

    Climbing the Seven Summits and reaching the North and South pole is known as “The Explorers Grand slam” – More information can be found here.

    Footage

    Footage

    You can view all of Newalls photos by clicking the gallery button