Ben Tibbetts

Ben Tibbetts is a 2024 Pathfinder Prize winner and expedition photographer for “Beyond the False Summit: A Matterhorn Expedition to Unearth the Queer Pioneers of Alpinism.”

Meet the Expeditioner

Ben Tibbetts is an IFMGA mountain guide and a photographer, artist and writer based in Chamonix, France. His 2019 book, ALPENGLOW, documents his ascents of all 82 of the 4,000 meter peaks in the Alps. He specializes in working in wild and remote environments and has climbed and skied new routes in Antarctica, Greenland, Kyrgyzstan, and the Alps.

Ben contributes to magazines and online journals across the globe, and works on global campaigns for a diverse range of commercial clients.

Ben’s images have won numerous awards and his films have been selected in festivals all over the world, including the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival where he has been a finalist in both book and film categories.

He has spent nearly two years working in the Antarctic and more than four months in Greenland. Ben is also an accomplished ski mountaineer, having made a single-push 31-hour traverse of the Haute Route, gained 3rd in the Patrouille des Glaciers (Z1 – 2014), and competed for Britain in the European and World Championships.