The UnstoppaBull Daniel Bull Featured

A local boy, Daniel William Bull, is an Australian explorer and adventurer.

How strange it is to see a mate’s son performing such incredible feats of adventure.

I’ve known Martin and Jill Bull for some time, and never knew of their son’s incredible sense of adventure.

Martin Bull grew up in Chelsea and has his own Financial Adviser's practice in Mentone. His son Daniel attended St Bede’s College in Mentone and went on to Monash University where he completed a double degree in Business Accounting and Computer Science.

“Everything is ImpossiBull Until Someone Does It.”
– Daniel Bull

So how did he become such an adventurer? According to Daniel, he needed to pick a career that would support the lifestyle of an adventurer. Currently he works as an IT Consultant in Business Intelligence.

On 22 May 2008, after surviving a day in the Death Zone, Daniel Bull completed a successful unguided ascent of Mt Everest.

At the age of 23, he became one of the youngest Australians to climb Mt Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, a peak once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as "unclimbable".

He has since made numerous first ascents up unclimed peaks, and has tackled some of the most technically difficult mountains.

Among them, arguably the most dangerous climb in the world - the infamous North Face of the Eiger - a vertical mile of brittle rock and ice in the Swiss Alps, nicknamed 'Mordwand" in German, literally translated as 'murder wall'.

daniel bull arms up daniel bull jumping daniel bull mask

The Family

His father, Martin also supports him by following his movements with the GPS

 tracker and keeps him informed of weather forecasts. His mother, Jill, would rather chill out and not think about the adventure, until he arrives home safe and well.

Altitude Sickness

One of the many dangers faced in these types of adventures is a condition of altitude sickness. Daniel had a case of this on one of his easier climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro. He was overconfident about the climb, and wanted to climb in a small-time frame of one week. He started to show signs of altitude sickness when he lost his appetite, became nauseous and had headaches. The local guides informed him he didn’t look well, and suggested they return to base camp. After radioing his doctor at base camp, he got approval to proceed as long as he drank plenty of water. So, at 1:00 am, he started off for the summit, but the vomiting continued, and he spent very little time at the top before returning to base camp. As Daniel has learnt, every climber needs to watch for the likely symptoms of altitude sickness, understand their own body, and, when available, refer to medical advice, before making any decisions to keep climbing. In this way the risk associated with such dangerous activities will be reduced.

A World Record And An Australian First

Earlier this year, Daniel embarked on a journey to Antarctica to attempt back-to-back climbs of both the highest mountain & the highest volcano.

Successful in his bid, he has become the first Australian to ascend the highest volcano in Antarctica - Mt Sidley.

He has also become the first Australian to climb the highest mountain and the highest volcano on every continent (the 7 summits and the 7 volcanic summits).

And the youngest person on the planet to achieve the feat.

daniel bull posing on rock

The Record - 13 Summits

Mt. Elbrus (Europe) August 01, 2006

Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) August 30, 2007

Aconcagua (South America) February 23, 2008

Mt. Everest (Asia) May 22, 2008

Denali (North America) June 17, 2013

Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania) March 19, 2014

Pico De Orizaba (North America) May 06, 2016

Mt. Giluwe (Oceania) June 20, 2016

Damavand (Asia) October 04, 2016

Mt. Vinson (Antarctica) January 04, 2017

Mt. Sidley (Antarctica) January 14, 2017

Ojos Del Salado (South America) April 27, 2017

Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia) May 07, 2017

Daniel Bull is now available as a motivational speaker. Speaking with honesty and passion about motivation, goal setting, teamwork, success, failure, risk-taking, overcoming adversity, and achieving what we set out to achieve, no matter how steep the odds, Dan is available to speak to your organisation or school. Check Daniel’s availability at www.danielbull.com. for keynote or motivational speaking at your next event.

Upcoming Adventures

"Highest altitude swim" world record. With a taste of world record success, Daniel is currently preparing for a "world record breaking" extreme swimming expedition. The objective is to achieve the highest swim on earth.

Your Adventure Starts Here....

Daniel designs unique once in a lifetime experiences, from winter ascents of Australia's highest mountains, to fully fledged expeditions around the globe. These adventures are tailored to the needs of the client including individuals and large corporate groups. The trips are seasonal and dependent on his availability.

If you are interested in joining an adventure without limits then check out his web site www.danielbull.com to discuss your own custom UnstoppaBull adventure.

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