Rick Ridgeway, one of the world's leading climbers and adventurers, is known through his writing, photography, and filmmaking. He is the author of three previous books, including Seven Summits with Dick Bass. He lives with his wife and three children in Ojai, California.
"Rick Ridgeway is a graceful and engaging companion, and East Africa teems with danger, challenge, and excitement." --Bill Bryson, The New York Times Book Review "Mr. Ridgeway's effort is to use his trek, which takes him from the ice fields of Africa's highest mountain to the Indian Ocean...as a starting point for reflections on history and nature." --Richard Bernstein, The New York Times