Mark co-founded the NZ Mountain Film Festival in 2002, alongside his wife Jo, and is the festival director. When not busy with the festival, he is also an internationally qualified climbing and ski guide with 20 Himalayan and 15 Antarctic expeditions to his name, and also loves kitesurfing, paragliding and sailing.
On a quest to never waste a day, and having travelled to every continent on the planet, Mark has experienced more highs, thrills, dangers and accidents than most of us. He was inspired to write a book about his adventures, as well as the many spectacular near-misses, titling it What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Although, that is a question Mark no longer asks himself.
“A fatal helicopter crash – Summiting Mt Everest – Kiteskiing across Antarctica – swept by an avalanche into a deep crevasse – Trapped and starving in a Papuan mine – A broken mast in the Southern Ocean. This list of near death experiences is longer than he’d expected . . .”
Buy your copy at whatcouldpossiblygowrong.nz