Dr. John All is a Research Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University and the author of Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of our Dangerous, Changing World. He is also the Director of the Mountain Environments Research Institute at Western Washing and the Executive Director of the American Climber Science Program. He is a geoscientist whose life has been devoted to exploration around the world as he examines how climate change and resource management interact to impact communities and the biosphere in mountainous regions.
In 2014 All fell 70 feet into a crevasse and suffered 15 bones including six vertebrae and a shattered collar bone. Remarkably, All was able to climb to safety using only one arm. His recovery was long and painful but it didn't not dampen his adventurous spirit. Dr. All is a master is a lifelong adventurer who combines his hunger for travel and discovery with his passion for helping the planet's fight against climate change by going to the most remote and deadly places on earth to gather vital climate data.
Video Dr. All shot while inside the crevasse on Everest here
Dr. All's Book can be found here
Dr. All's Web Site here