David Pickford is a writer, photographer, speaker, and creative consultant.
David is an experienced climber and wilderness explorer, a widely published writer and photographer, and a frequent public speaker. His work has featured in numerous publications over the past fifteen years, and he is the author of two books. In 2013, his photographic book The Light Elsewhere: Encounters With The Elemental World received widespread critical acclaim. After the Crash and other stories, a collection of short fiction, was published in 2015 by Vertebrate Publishing. He also works as an independent creative consultant for small and medium-sized companies. His consultancy, Artemis Media Solutions, helps businesses solve problems by developing content, improving brand experiences, and enhancing their deployment of creative assets. Find out more about Artemis Media.
Adventure plays a key role in David's life. He is a highly experienced and accomplished rock climber, and has climbed and travelled in more than sixty countries across six continents over the past twenty-five years. He was the editor-in-chief of Climb magazine for seven years, and has made numerous first ascents of difficult climbs around the world, from the sea cliffs of England and Wales to the high mountains of Asia and Africa. He continues to climb at a high level today, and explores wild places on foot, on skis, by mountain bike, and via stand-up paddle board (SUP). He is currently engaged in a long-term project to circumnavigate the entire coastline of Britain by SUP without the assistance of a support boat.
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