“A polymath mountain lover with a backpack-sized curiosity.” The Times

SIMON INGRAM is an internationally published journalist and author. 

His work has appeared in National GeographicThe IndependentThe Sunday Times and a range of titles such as LandscapeEmpire, Town & Country and the Ernest Journal.

A graduate in geological science, he started a career in adventure and travel journalism in 2004. He was the editor of Trail Magazine for nine years and has been a columnist for The Guardian‘s century-old Country Diary since 2015.

He joined the UK offices of National Geographic as editor in 2019 and commissioned and produced over 200 stories on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to punk.

He has interviewed many leading figures across science, entertainment and adventure including Jane Goodall, Harrison Ford, Damon Albarn, Werner Herzog, Ranulph Fiennes and Reinhold Messner—and his two books about the British mountains, Between the Sunset and the Sea  (HarperCollins, 2015) and The Black Ridge (HarperCollins, 2021) won wide critical praise.

His writing has been translated into six languages and his photographs have appeared on the covers of magazines and books. 

He lives in Stamford, Lincolnshire and is available for assignment.