Filippo Gamba was born in the Lake Maggiore area, Italy, and now lives in Milano. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and, after many years in the industry, became the director of Avalco Travel since its foundation in 2007.
He has been travelling to the major mountain ranges in the world, practicing his favourite sports, namely skiing, climbing, mountain bike, paragliding, river rafting and kayak.
He has been a national instructor of ski-mountaineering and mountain bike. He also studies the topic of Risk Management in the adventure sports and wrote “Libertà di rischiare”, the first book in Italy about this new and complex discipline.
Nigel Gifford is a guru of adventure travel in the United Kingdom. For over 30 years he has organized climbing expeditions and extreme adventures world wide. He was the inventor and organizer of the first edition (2008) of Everest Skydive. He has been lecturer at the Expedition Advisory Centre of the Royal Geographic Society and for many years has managed the tour operators High&Wild and Amazing Events.
He is the author of the best-seller “The Adventureous Traveller”, published by the Daily Telegraph.