Austen, Ph.D. is a mountaineer, mountain guide with many years
experience, business consultant, author, educator and adventure company
operator. He speaks five languages and has academic degrees from Canada,
England and the USA. He has lived in six countries and has explored
and taken groups to seventy four more. He was the leader of British
Columbia's first and Canada's only truly National Everest expedition,
the "Climb for Hope." A true adventurer at heart, he has climbed mountains
and mountain walls on five continents.