Based at the foot of the French Pyrenees mountains, Stuart Butler is an avid hiker who has taken to trails all across the world. He is the author of numerous hiking guidebooks covering destinations as diverse as the Himalayas, England, Sri Lanka, the Ethiopian highlands, the Balkans, Scandinavia and, of course, his beloved Pyrenees among others. Stuart also writes travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Bradt and is a regular contributor to many international newspapers and magazines for whom he writes about hiking, wildlife, and conservation issues. Stuart is also an award-winning photographer.
Mary Caperton Morton is a science and travel writer based in southwest Montana. She is the author of The World’s Best National Parks in 500 Walks (Thunder Bay Press) and Aerial Geology (Timber Press) and has written for EARTH and EOS magazines. Mary documents her travels in her popular hiking blog ‘Travels with the Blonde Coyote’. In her 15 years as a North American road-warrior nomad, Mary has hiked in all 50 states and visited over 200 national parks. When she’s not writing, Mary can be found climbing mountains, hiking, skiing, and taking photographs.