Max Landsberg

Director of the Senior Partners Office
McKinsey & Company.
Supporting personal growth towards a better world



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  INTERESTS

Max has a broad range of interests beyond leadership and talent development.

He is an award-winning travel-writer. The Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, awarded its 2016 prize for Best Guidebook for his co-authored Trek to Everest.

Wanderlust Magazine included in its Best Travel Books of 2019 his The Call of the Mountains, which describes the inspirational power of Scotland's mountainscapes.

Max's Ridgeway is a guide to walking Europe's most ancient footpath, from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon; and one of his TGO articles describes a route across Switzerland's high passes. His photographs have appeared in the various publications indicated below.

Max is an active adventure traveller. With friends, he has climbed all 282 of Scotland's Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet in height); wild-camped 1,000 km across mountains in 2013 (including Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route, Corsica's GR20, and Scotland's Cape Wrath Trail); trekked in six continents; skied Sweden's Arctic Kungsleden; canoed the Thames; etc.

He also works with the many parallels between adventure travel and business leadership including team selection and motivation, goal setting and re-setting, progress tracking, emergency action, and more.

The Weisshorn from above Gruben
© Max Landsberg 2015

Switzerland's Weisshorn


Recent publications

2017: Selected photographs - Great Hiking Trails of the World (pub:Rizzzoli)
2017: Illustrated feature - 7-page feature for TGO magazine on Mount Kailash, Tibet
2016: Guidebook - "Trek to Everest" winner of OWPG Prize for Best Guidebook (pub: Rucksack Readers)
2015: Guidebook - "The Ridgeway" (pub: Rucksack Readers)
2015: Selected articles - for TGO magazine on The Munros
2014: Illustrated feature - 6-page feature on The Alpine Pass Route for TGO magazine
2014: Book - "The Call of the Mountains" cited as a Best Travel Book by Wanderlust (pub: Luath Press)



Recent hiking

2019 plans
    Lofoten mountains, Norway
    GR5 Lake Geneva to Modane, Switzerland and France
    Famous and Sacred Mountains (part 1), China
    Hawaii - selected trails, USA
2018
    Gondogoro La, Pakistan
2017
    Hong Kong Trail, Lantau Trail, China
    Tour du Mont Blanc, Fr-It-Sw
    Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
2016
    Mount Kailash kora, Tibet
    Kyrgyzstan
    Inca Trail, Peru
2015
    Tour of the Matterhorn, Switzerland
2014
    Skye Trail, Scotland
    Ridgeway, England
    Thames Path (canoe and wild camp), England
    Mount Toubkal (winter ascent), Morocco
    Kungsleden (skis), Sweden
2013
    Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland
    Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland
    GR20, Corsica
    Torres del Paine "W" and Las Glaciaras, Patagonia
    Furth Munros, UK and Ireland
2012 (and 2010)
    (22 National Parks driving and hiking across USA)
2011
    Lukla to Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
2007-2013
    The Munros (all 282), Scotland

Some of his other interests are indicated below.

Selected interests




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©  Max Landsberg 2015