Catherine Destivelle is one of history's greatest Alpinists. In France she is considered a national treasure. Catherine was a world champion sport climber in the 1980's. In 1990 she made the transition to Alpinism in Pakistan when she and Jeff Lowe made the second completely free ascent of the Nameless Tower. While in Pakistan, Jeff and Catherine developed a close relationship based on mutually shared ideals of ascent and a lifelong passion for climbing. Later in the 90's she went on to achieve outstanding winter solo ascents of the 3 greatest north faces of the Alps: the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grandes Jorasses. Catherine continues to climb hard and is a devoted parent to her 14 year old son, Victor. See more at www.destivelle.com
Josh Wharton is one of North America's leading all-around climbers. Just a small sampling of his career highlights include the first ascent of The Flame, and The Azeem Ridge in the Karakoram region of Pakistan, the first free ascent of Fitz Roy's North Pillar, the first ascent of The Message or The Money on Kichatna Spire Alaska, winning the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Ouray Mixed Climbing Competitions, and climbing M10, V10, and 5.13 in a week. When he's not off climbing, or on an expedition, Josh makes his home in Estes Park, Colorado with his wife Erinn.
World renowned climber Ueli Steck dreamed of making the 2nd ascent of Metanoia after 20 years of no takers. So far weather has impeded his attempts. Ueli is unsurpassed in skill and achievement in the climbing world today. He holds the speed records for the three classic alpine north faces: the Matterhorn, the Grandes Jorasses and the Eiger, adding record ascents in the Himalaya this past winter. The Swiss Machine continues to amaze us all with his exploits. We'll have to wait and see what he does with Metanoia.
Daniel Mader has worked with Ueli on several film projects. He has worked on the Eiger as a cameraman for both still photography and movies. He is the owner and director of a Movements, a Public Relations firm in Switzerland and acts as our Swiss Agent, arranging contracts for Swiss helicopters and camera operators. His firm will handle the European promotions of Jeff Lowe's Metanoia. www.Movements.ch