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.
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.
Growing up in Colorado, Tommy Caldwell’s family were an adventurous lot, prone to camping, skiing, and rock climbing. His father, a former bodybuilder and mountain guide, was determined to instill toughness and a love of the outdoors in his son.
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.
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.
The US magazine Climbing once described Andy as a climber with a “strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult”, with a reputation “for seeking out routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable, pushing hims
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing.
Huw Lewis-Jones is a British historian, author, broadcaster and art director with a PhD from the University of Cambridge.