David Pickford is an outdoor photographer and writer with particular expertise in rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, and wilderness exploration. For 7 years he was the editor of Climb, once the biggest climbing and mountaineering magazine in the UK, and now works as a creative consultant in the outdoor industry. He was a professional climber for many years and has made numerous ascents of technically difficult climbs around the world, from the sea cliffs of England and Wales to the high mountains of Asia and the deserts of Africa. David is one of Britain's leading adventure photographers. His work has appeared in hundreds of editorial publications and has been featured in the marketing communications of numerous businesses. When he is not away on global assignments, he is usually found pioneering a more direct route between his desk and the office door. His photography book 'The Light Elsewhere: Encounters With The Elemental World' was published in 2013.