Winter training March 2016
I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving me a truly amazing experience. I loved every minute (well almost! Ha!) The equipment, accommodation, tuition and food was all excellent. I shall have no hesitation in recommending your company to my friends. You have given lots of thought to the trip and I thought it was very good value for money. I had a super time and it was lovely to meet the rest of the gang.
A. Fawcett, Winter training Mar 2016


South Pole training March 2015

There is nothing more of the week that I could honestly ask for to make it any better. Possibly longer that's all, but that can always be arranged. I really look forward to working with you and the company. I learnt so much in the short amount of time there (hope I remember half it when the time comes that I need it.)
Take care and have fun out there, which I've no doubt you will!


Svalbard Eqplore May 2014
The trip to Svalbard was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone. The highlight was really the overnight snowmobile adventure to Isfjord Radio on the far side of the island – you truly felt at the edge of the world.
The Newland team did an excellent job of supporting us on-the-ground, and would recommend them to anyone considering a Nordic adventure trip!
Will have to start thinking about the next one....
Svalbard Explore Quintessentially client

 

Svalbard Crossing May 2014
What can I say – that was pretty much the best trip of my life thus far. The entire thing was incredible – from the organisation to the actual journey, and the company as well. You guys were superb, and I greatly appreciate all your patience and help whilst out there – thank you!!!!
Wade Glasspoole

 

Kilimanjaro September 2015
Vi kunne ikke hatt bedre guide enn Torbjørn. Han er kunnskapsrik, klok, morsom og har lært oss så mye.
Sade Adv og Mark med sitt team kan trygt anbefales. Ikke noe å utsette på de. God mat, godt tilberedt, gode råvarer. Bærerene hjalp oss hele tiden, så vennlige
Janicke Henriksen

 

Kilimanjaro September 2015
Guiden vår Torbjørn har vært helt super; oppmerksom, hjelpsom og omsorgsfull, meget kunnskapsrik, han hadde stålkontroll oppe i fjellet og han er morsom 
Hadde det ikke vært for Torbjørn hadde vi ikke nådd målet vårt!
Hilde Røren

 

Winter training March 2014
The time spent with you all exceeded expectations; we approached the training trip with some clear goals, gaps in our own particular winter background and found the course objectives comprehensive and well met.
The professionalism and organisation of Newland was outstanding, not least in the personable approach to working with clients. You inspired confidence, and beyond our time with you in Norway, inspired greater ambition.
Thank you.
Mike Foster


South Pole 2015
'Dear Newland, Svante and Helen.
Thank you so much for my Polar Training and guiding me on the Hardangervidda Crossing – they both put me in a good place mentally and physically for my successful 46 day Full Distance Ski to the South Pole.
Thank you for the training, help, positive encouragement and all round friendly and professional support.
I recommend that anyone thinking of going to the Poles does this preparation and Newland is a brilliant company to do it with. You can't beat a bit of Norwegian experience and expertise either – I'm so pleased I chose to learn from the country that does cross-country skiing (approach, kit and knowhow) best!
I made it.
Thank you.
'Polar' Paula

Winter training Norway 2012:
"In March 2012 I attended the Newland Winter training course with a small group of friends involving skiing and camping across the Hardangervidda. I knew about Helen's trips through personal recommendation from friends. I have to say that I have been on several organised expeditions run by various companies but it is the Newland trip that still stands out for me. All aspects of the trip were absolutely outstanding, from start to finish. The level of detail of the organisation and planning was phenomenal, the financial aspect of booking and paying for the course was handled with integrity and absolute regard for my personal details. The trip itself was fabulous from the start and we had many unplanned obstacles to counter as you do on expeditions. The weather was horrendous and our leader, Helen, remained confident, cheery and a strong leader. Despite my experience I still felt phased by the weather but Helen led in such a cool and professional way and with good humour that my fears were allayed and I found myself coping with situations that I probably wouldn't have tackled. The greatest difference between the Newland trip and others I attended was in the encouragement of personal development, of finding the courage to find your own path and trust your own judgement which brought on my confidence with outdoor skills more than any other experience with other companies. I hope to attend another trip next year and have no hesitation in recommending this highly professional company to anyone."
L.Barrell

North Pole 2006:

"The whole trip was splendid and this was due in large part to the excellent leadership which Thomas and you gave the group". John Bourke

North Pole 2006:

Firstly, to say how much I enjoyed the trip and secondly, to convey to you just how impressed I was with Thomas and Svante.

Svante undertook his role of guide exceptionally well. The safety of the group was paramount in all his actions and together Thomas and Svante worked outstandingly well considering neither had met each other before the expedition.

Quite apart from undertaking their role of leader and guide impeccably, they were both extremely lively and engaging individuals. Everyone in the group got on extremely well which is so important on a trip of that nature and a good part of that was down to Thomas and Svante's amusing and engaging styles. Considering the broad cross-section of age, nationality and background, you could not have wished for a more collaborative and cohesive team - many friends were made and will be maintained as a result of sharing such a unique experience brought to life and made so enjoyable by Thomas and Svante.

I appreciate that these expeditions are an important part of your professional life and it was therefore a potential risk in handing over the leadership to Thomas. Rest assured, he did not let you down. Indeed, you should be extremely proud of how Thomas and Svante rose to the challenge and exceeded in every respect. I now understand why both of them are such close friends of yours. Guy Munnoch


South Pole 2008:
Hi Svante,

 

How are doing dude?Just a quick and belated note to you to thank you so much for your guidance on the trip.I know for sure that without your patience,motivation and excellent cake cooking our team would have struggled to do what we did and also to have fun and learn skills at the same time.There were a lot of issues for you to deal with in particular Johns evacuation!

So well done to you and I hope that I could now build an ice shelter if I ever needed to if I encountered difficult circumstances on the ice.For my own part I really wanted as you know to have done the full two degrees as this was the goal I set myself and I feel sure that even after we got John safely out we could have achieved this if only we had been able to do enough KMs per day.However this was not to be!

It was a pleasure to travel with you and if you ever find yourself in the UK give me a call. Andrew Pearce


Wintertraining 2009:

What a brill week - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks so much for the leadership, knowledge, company, laughs and memories that will last for a good while.
I feel privileged to have spent time with and learnt from such folk as yourselves - thank you. Sarah

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