Paul Pritchard is an award-winning author, respected mountaineer, and internationally renowned public speaker. Along with giving keynote presentations around the world, he is a major supporter of charities such as Headway, a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury, and the Upendo Leprosy Centre in Tanzania. Paul is a patron of Hemihelp, a UK-based organization that gives support to parents and caregivers with a disabled child aged from birth to 25, and the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival. He is the author of three books, Deep Play: Climbing the World’s Most Dangerous Routes, The Totem Pole, and The Mountain Path: A Climber’s Journey Through Life and Death, and has won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature on two occasions and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Paul lives in Hobart, Tasmania.