Chris Scaife has travelled extensively. His experience in the great outdoors includes jungle trekking in Papua New Guinea, mountaineering in the Alps and the Andes, reaching the summit of every English mountain over 2,000 feet, lengthy wild camping trips in Norway and the Scottish Highlands, multi-day cycling adventures in the UK, and cave exploration across the world.
He has descended many of the UK’s most difficult caves and has been involved in significant underground discoveries in the north of England and Spain. In July 2019 he was part of a caving expedition to Armenia, which included the discovery and exploration of the third longest cave in the country.
Cycling is his main mode of transport and he spends much of his time on quiet and dusty roads in the north of England, often with a heavily laden pannier rack.
He is also experienced as a mountain biker, kayaker, skier, snowboarder and scuba diver and has a keen interest in wildlife, both locally and internationally.
The Caves of Northumberland (Sigma, 2019)
Contributor to Ride: Cycle the World (DK Eyewitness, 2021)
Frequent contributions to several, including Cumbria, Descent and The Northumbrian
Highly Commended for the OWPG Technical Feature Award 2020
Shortlisted for the Tratman Award 2019