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Will Gadd

Will Gadd is an elite multi-sport athlete with championships in sport climbing, ice climbing, and paragliding. He has established new climbing routes and set world records over his peripatetic and productive 30-year career as an athlete, teacher, coach, public speaker, television host, and author. He was named a United Nations "mountain hero" in 2019; his mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues, in particular environmental protection of mountains, where early indicators of the effects of climate change are already becoming visible. Gadd lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada with his wife and two daughters.