Matthew is an up-and-coming young British mountaineer who reached the summit of Everest in May 2012. He has also climbed Mera Peak and Baruntse in Nepal, and as well as tackling more high-altitude ascents, he is also keen to venture into ski mountaineering. He has a bachelors degree in high-altitude physiology and runs his own website and blog.
Jon is a British mountaineer and expedition guide whose climbing CV includes two solo ascents of Ama Dablam, Denali, Aconcagua and multiple summits on Kilimanjaro and Island Peak. In summer 2012, he climbed three peaks over 7,000m back to back in Central Asia. Jon runs his own company, Jon Gupta Expeditions, and is an accomplished photographer.
Rachelle is an anthropologist and international television producer from South Africa whose work has been featured by National Geographic. She has travelled extensively in Africa, including swimming with whale sharks in Mozambique, filming leopards in South Africa’s Sabi Sands and traversing Botswana’s Okavango swamps by canoe.
Chris is an electrical engineer originally from Scotland but now based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He is an outdoor enthusiast with particular interest in hiking, mountaineering, skiing and kayaking. He has climbed many of the classic peaks of Scotland and has also summitted Cotopaxi and Aconcagua in South America.
Alex is a British teenager with ambitions to become a high-altitude mountaineer. In summer 2011 he became the youngest person ever to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in Britain solo and went on to summit Mont Blanc a year later. He is also a blogger, talented runner and was a London 2012 Olympic torchbearer.
Live For Adventure founder and editor Matt is an award-winning sport and travel journalist and adventure travel enthusiast. He has worked on national newspapers and websites in the UK and has climbed, trekked and cycled all over the world, travelling to more than 40 countries to date.