A freelance travel writer and film maker, Pete Coombs is continually drawn to the mountains. He's led expeditions in countries and terrains as varied as the high Tian Shan Mountains of Central Asia and the deserts of Africa.
Not to be slowed down by having a family, Pete can often be seen dragging his kids behind him on his bicycle. When his kids were just 3 and 1 he towed them the length of the Outer Hebrides.
'The First Day of Summer' a film made with Zak Emerson was a finalist at all the main international adventure film festivals.
Having hung up his guiding boots and started a family, Pete now dedicates most of his time to his children, being a stay at home Dad, and running the Grizzly Splitboard Club.
But the school run hasn't stopped his adventures, as recent splitboarding trips to Iceland and the Lofoten Islands prove.
"Becoming a Dad, just means that adventures have become more time boxed. I now have to prepare twice as hard, as there's no longer any time for relaxing in country. It really is a case of hit the ground running, stealth adventures is my aim "
Pete started his writing career with WSG Media, where he co-wrote three editions of World Snowboard Guide. He's subsequently written for all the main adventure titles.
Before joining the WSG team Pete worked as a snowboard instructor and lead small group adventure holidays in the summer months.
One summer he climbed Kilimanjaro 9 times in 12 weeks, before spending a month recovering on Zanzibar. He’s worked predominantly in Africa but has also lead expeditions in; Central Asia, Tibet, USA, Canada, China, the Middle East and Europe.
Ethiopia is his favourite destination, as the coffee is the best on the planet and the Simien Mountains are a truly special place.
Some of Pete's personal achievements are; climbing Cotopaxi in Ecuador, snowboarding down Jebel Toubkal, Morocco on the first day of the millennium, trekking across Ammassalik Island in Greenland and horse riding across Kyrgyzstan with local nomads.