Noel Hanna Adventurer

Noel Hanna is a renowned adventurer and endurance athlete

Noel Hanna is a renowned adventurer and endurance athlete of the highest order who has dedicated his life to the mountains. His mountaineering adventures started in the late 90’s participating in long distance running and adventure races, and has since led to Noel scaling summits and competing in adventures all over the world. 

Noel's Incredible Story

As an original founder of the Spartan Race, Noel is a record breaker in more ways than one. As well as scaling some of the world’s highest and most hazardous peaks, he has summited Everest not just once, but nine times, twice of which were accompanied by his wife, Lynne.

He has made several first ascents of unclimbed peaks around the world, ticking off arguably the most dangerous mountain of them all, K2, on a non-guided expedition. He now acts as a guide, leading numerous expeditions up the mountains.

Interesting facts

  • 1st Ascent of Burke Khan 9642mts
  • 1st Irish person to successfully summit and descent K2 8611 mts
  • Accompanied and assisted 3 generations of same family to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 1st time for this record.

Proudest Achievement

Despite all of Noel’s climbing achievements in the mountaineering world, his proudest accolade to date was becoming the first person to make a successful ascent of Burke Khang mountain, a 6,942-metre technical peak in the Himalayas. As an unclimbed peak, scaling Burke Khang meant determining his own route adding another element of difficulty to the already risky challenge.

Noel’s climbing CV includes multiple first ascents and in addition, he has set the Guinness world record for Maxtrek – the equivalent of scaling Everest (8848m) and back to sea level in 21hrs 50mins. There’s never a dull moment in the Hanna household, Noel and his wife Lynne have their eyes set on being the first married couple to summit Everest without the aid of Oxygen

As a proud ambassador Noels favourite is

“Whether it’s climbing a mountain or running an ultra, I have ACTI-SNACK in my kit bag. I love the Salt & Apple Cider Vinegar Nut Mix – it’s got a real zing, and replace the potassium & magnesium I’ve lost through sweat.”

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