Ian Finch

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

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Meet the Expeditioner

Ian is a storied adventurer. His latest expedition, a 1,300-mile journey to retrace the footsteps of the Cherokee removals, was featured heavily for October 2019 Sidetracked Magazine with a 20-page written story and photo essay. Also, his 2000-mile canoe descent of the Yukon River was included in the top 10 adventures by the Guardian in 2016. Ian has also led or participated in shoots and expeditions in Alaska, Mongolia, Greenland, Indonesia, Tibet, Canada, Spain, Iceland, Nepal, China, US, Switzerland, Sweden, and Northern Norway. Ian is partnered with Fjallraven as a global guide and with their product development testing team. He’s also worked with Shackleton Clothing, Lowe Alpine, Musto, Rohan Clothing, NRS, Sidetracked Magazine, The Independent and Guardian alongside many leading outdoor brands as lead photographer, writer, or advisor on authentic adventure brand storytelling.