Explorer of the world's most inhospitable regions who wrote many influential and popular works.
He started his globetrotting by departing from South America on the eve of WWII.
He has traveled extensively through South America, Russia and Asia, Africa, Australia, and just about every place in between.
His father was a traveling veterinarian and the family got used to moving around often.
Like Aron Ralston, he wrote extensively about his travels in exotic lands.