John Porter


JOHN PORTER, is American born and lives in the Lake District. He worked as a consultant to companies developing the capability to comply with standards in high hazard industries. He has climbed for 60 years around the world, serving his apprenticeship in the mountains of North America before moving to England to do post graduate studies. He was President of the Alpine Club 2017-19 having severed as Vice President previously for the British Mountaineering Council and Alpine Club. He raised the finance for the National Mountaineering Exhibition at Rheged in 2001 which attracted 39,000 visitors in its first year and then became involved with the setting up of the Mountain Heritage Trust. His 2014 biography of Alex MacIntyre ‘One day as a Tiger’ won the Grand Prize for Mountain Literature at Banff in 2014 and is a worldwide best seller and award winner in eight languages.

John Porter

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