Steve Berry is well known to our audience as one of the founders of Wilderness Lectures. Born in Shillong, India, just south of the Bhutanese border, Steve has returned to the Himalaya many times as leader of remote treks and expeditions. These include the first British ascent of Nun, 7,135m/23,410ft., in Kashmir and attempts on the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu, 8,201m/29,906ft., in Nepal, and also Gangkar Punsum in Bhutan, 7,550m/24,770ft. He is the owner of Mountain Kingdoms Ltd (formerly Himalayan Kingdoms), a company offering walking holidays worldwide.
Steve has climbed, trekked and explored all over the world but his passion is the Himalaya. He has completed 60 or 70 treks in Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan and various parts of the Indian Himayala. He is also the first British person to complete the highly auspicious Inner kora of the holiest mountain in Asia, Mount Kailash in Tibet. He also made the first official ascent of the highest mountain in Outer Mongolia, and has twice trekked up the frozen Zanskar river in Ladakh in mid winter.