Carl Heilman II has spent the last 40 years hiking and
photographing his beloved Adirondack Mountains. His photographs of
the region's incomparable grandeur and beauty continue to be
published in magazines such as Outside and National
Parks, and presented as shows on PBS. Heilman's images qualify
him as one of the premier ambassadors to the areas mountains and
Neal Burdick is editor of the Adirondack Mountain Club's magazine, Adirondac; writes regularly for Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Life, and other regional periodicals; has co-edited four regional anthologies; and was a charter board member of the Adirondack Center for Writing.
Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and writer who frequently contributes to The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and Outside. Since 1922, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is the only nonprofit organisation dedicated to protecting New York State's wild lands and waters.