Sir Chris Bonington, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951. It has been his passion ever since.
Growing up in Idaho, Erik Boomer learnt how to kayak at a young age. A self supported kayaking trip down the Colorado River at the age of 15 convinced Boomer to pursue kayaking as a profession.
Lindsay comes from a community of story-tellers who raised her to embrace the Anishinaabe concept of mino-bimaadziwin, ‘the way of a good life’.
Greg Boswell is at the cutting edge of Scottish winter climbing and has been consistently pushing the boundaries, season after season.
Nick Bullock started climbing in 1993 while working as a Physical Education instructor in the prison service.
Argentinean anthropologist and mountaineer, Constanza Ceruti is the only female Andean high-altitude archaeologist in the world, studying Inca ceremonial centers on the summits of the highest Andean peaks.
With a master's degree in wildlife biology, Doug Chadwick studied mountain goats among the peaks of the Rockies for seven years.
Growing up in Brussels, Nicolas bonded to the outdoors through windsurfing, mountain biking and skiing. He started climbing at 15 and immediately found his passion.
Niall has been making a pilgrimage to Banff every year since taking part in the Mountain and Wilderness Writing workshop in 2012.
Julia Franck was born in East Berlin in 1970 and fled with her mother and sisters to West Germany in 1978.
Anishinaabekwe, is Moose Clan. She is from Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and
Ketegaunseebee First Nations in northern Ontario. She earned an Honours
Norbert Gstrein was born in 1961 in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria and studied mathematics in Innsbruck and at Stanford, California. At the 1989 Ingeborg Bachmann Festival, he won the Kärnten Prize for his work The Jungle. A Prolog.