David Pickford is an acclaimed outdoor writer and photographer based in the United Kingdom. His particular interests are climbing, skiing, mountain biking and wilderness exploration. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Climb, Britain’s leading climbing and mountaineering magazine. He was a professional climber for many years and is responsible for numerous first ascents of difficult adventure climbs around the world, from the sea cliffs of England and Wales to the high mountains of Asia and Africa.

David is one of the UK’s leading outdoor writers and adventure photographers. His articles and photographs have been featured in a wide range of publications based in Britain, Europe, and the United States. When he is not away on global assignments, he is usually found pioneering a more direct route from his desk to the office door.

Portrait by Tom Rowland