Stefano was born and raised in South Africa. He has been exploring the earth’s wild places for over 20 years and documenting his travels, using photography as a tool to share experiences. He has led an adventurous and nomadic life dominated by travel, mountaineering and exploratory expeditions in the Himalayas and Patagonia. He has guided over 200 alpine caving trips and volunteered for the British Columbia and Alberta Cave Rescue Team. Over three winters he instructed multi-day dog sledding and winter survival to the British Armed Forces in the Canadian Rockies. He worked as a professional Rope Access technician with 4000 hours on rope. He has instructed the varied technical skills he has acquired over the years to many in order to prepare them to travel and survive in challenging environments.
He holds a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean for sailing vessels and his deep appreciation for the natural world led him to spend considerable time volunteering at sea for Sea Shepherd marine conservation society as a Bridge Officer, 3rd Engineer, Ship Medic, Zodiac chase boat driver and drone pilot. His way to help preserve and protect our ocean environment from over exploitation. Currently his focus is on expedition guiding in the Polar regions for most of the season.
Stefano’s dream and inspiration has always been to discover the last wild and unexplored corners of the world, and this continues to be the driving force in his life. He hopes to share these experiences with others, to broaden their view of this world so that we can all grow to appreciate it more and take it less for granted.