Mark Synnott is widely regarded as one of the most prolific adventurers of his generation. His quest for unclimbed terrain has taken him on 30 expeditions around the globe - from Guyana to Pakistan to Uzbekistan to Cameroon and Oman, among others. As a 20-year member of The North Face "Dream Team," Mark has led expeditions with some of the greatest adventure athletes in the world, such as Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, and Conrad Anker. He has climbed El Capitan 22 times (with a rope!). Mark is also regarded as one of the best storytellers in the business and is called on often as a motivational speaker. He is also one of the most sought after adventure writers in the business and has written hundreds of magazine articles for dozens of publications in the US and abroad, including Outside, Men's Journal, New York Magazine, Skiing, Climbing Magazine, Rock and Ice, Ascent, among others. Today he works almost exclusively for National Geographic Magazine. Mark has also worked extensively in the film and television industry, both in front of and behind the camera, with credits including work for National Geographic Television and NBC Sports.