David Pickford is an outdoor and adventure sports writer, photographer, speaker, and editor.
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. David was editor-in-chief of Climb magazine, Britain’s leading climbing and mountaineering publication, for seven years. He is currently the editor and creative director of BASE magazine, a new, free adventure sports quarterly publication launching in 2019.
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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For stock photography, please visit David's page on Robert Harding World Imagery.
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