David Chaundy-Smart is the founding editor of four magazines, including Gripped, Canada’s climbing magazine. He is also the author of five climbing guidebooks and numerous articles in the Canadian Alpine Journal and Climbing magazine. He started climbing in 1975 and has made numerous ascents in Europe as well as North America. He has called Toronto and Calgary home and is now the editorial director for Gripped Publishing. David is the author of A Youth Wasted Climbing (RMB, 2015) and co-author of Northern Stone: Canada’s Best Rock Climbs (RMB, 2018). He lives in Toronto, Ontario.