Leader of first expedition of Black climbers to summit Mount EverestListen Now
In 2015, Canadian adventurer, writer, and photographer Bruce Kirkby, his wife, and two young sons left Kimberley, BC and began a six month adventure that included 97 days of overland travel to Ladakh, India where they spent three months living in a remote monastery, Karsha Gompa.
Bruce Kirkby is an acclaimed adventurer, writer and photographer. With journeys spanning more than eighty countries and thirty years, Kirkby’s accomplishments include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, a sea kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast and a coast-to-coast Icelandic trek. A columnist for The Globe and Mail, author of three bestselling books and winner of multiple National Magazine Awards, Kirkby's work has appeared in the New York Times, Outside magazine and Canadian Geographic. He makes his home in Kimberley, BC.
Bruce’s book recommendations:
Caught Inside : A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast (Daniel Duane)
The Snow Leopard (Peter Matthiessen)
The Golden Spruce (John Vaillant)
Skeletons on the Sahara (Dean King)