In April 2007 James Hooper and Rob Gauntlett set out on the first attempt to travel from Pole to Pole using only human and natural power. They travelled from the Geomagnetic North Pole to the Magnetic South Pole by Skiing, Dog-sledding, Sailing, and Cycling, a journey which took them 396 days to complete across a distance of 42,000 km.
On 17th May 2006 James Hooper and Rob Gauntlett became the youngest Britons to climb Mount Everest at 19 years old. Ascending from the Tibetan side up the North and North-East ridge route, they arrived at the summit at 7:30 am.
In October 2011 James embarked on his first Korean adventure; to become the first person to travel from the summit of Jeju Island’s volcano to Namsan, Seoul’s iconic central mountain, again using only human and natural power. He successfully ran, rowed, sailed and cycled the length of South Korea in a time just under his 100 hour target.