Kim Heacox is the award-winning author of several nonfiction books and the novel "Caribou" "Crossing," His feature articles have appeared in "Audubon," "Travel & Leisure," "Wilderness," "Islands," "Orion," and "National Geographic Traveler," His editorials, written for the "Los Angeles Times," have appeared in many major newspapers across the United States. When not playing the guitar, doing simple carpentry, or writing another novel, he's sea kayaking with Melanie, his wife of nearly twenty years, or watching a winter wren on the woodpile. Learn more at www.kimheacox.com.
Hirschmann has worked 20 years as a professional outdoor and natural history photographer.
Lowell Thomas Jr. has taken part in some twenty expeditions. He is a mountaineer, a bush and glacier pilot, author, motion picture producer, and active in political affairs.
Jay M. Hammond, PhD, received his doctoral degree from Saint Louis University. He is currently assistant professor of historical theology at Quincy University where he serves as the Director of the Center for Franciscan Thought.