As a veteran alpinist, Freddie Wilkinson has been on the world’s gnarliest peaks, from his home state of New Hampshire, to Denali, to Nepal, and everywhere in between. Part climber, part instructor and sometimes part search and rescue guy, Freddie has seen it all at high elevation. His climbing resume alone is enough to impress anyone with a modicum of alpine knowledge. But, perhaps the best thing about Freddie is not just that he chooses to put himself in some of the most dangerous situations imaginable, but that he does so and then writes about it. A lot. And really well. An immensely eloquent blogger and author, Freddie has the ability to take even the most committed couch potato to 8000 meters on any given afternoon.