Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer who was the first in history to reach the ‘three poles’ – North, South and the summit of Everest. In 1993 he became the first person ever to walk alone to the South Pole.
His first book, Silence, was published in 37 languages. His latest book is a breathtakingly beautiful, quietly life-changing celebration of walking.
Based in Norway, Erling searches for moments of silence amongst noisy family life and works as a writer and publisher. He is also an avid art collector.
'After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing - to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.'