Tess Burrows

Tess Burrows was born in Southern England in 1948 and educated at Bedales School. She gained a degree in Ecological Science from Edinburgh University and moved to Australia to grow trees. In 1984 she returned as the mother of three young boys, with the gentleness of motherhood being paramount. In 1990, hit by the realisation that it is possible to help the Earth and make a difference, she started climbing and using this medium for a number of unusual events raising awareness and funds for charity.

In 1998 she founded Climb For Tibet with her partner Pete. Together they undertook various “peace climbs”, raising over £130,000 for building schools in Tibet for underprivileged children and other humanitarian and environmental projects.

Best-selling author of Cry from The Highest Mountain, peace activist, climbing instructor, healer, motivational speaker and grandmother of four little ones – one of whom was born the same day as Touch the Sky.

Find out more about Tess at tessburrows.org.