Max Landsberg

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

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

He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, and won the Guild's 2016 Award for Best Guidebook for his co-authored Trek to Everest. His book The Call of the Mountains describes the inspirational power of Scotland's mountainscapes; his 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.

He 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" (pub: Luath Press)

Recent hiking

2018 likely
    John Muir Trail, USA
    Sacred Mountains (part 1), China
    Gondogoro La, Pakistan
    Hong Kong Trail, Lantau Trail, China
    Tour du Mont Blanc, Fr-It-Sw
    Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
    Mount Kailash kora, Tibet
    Inca Trail, Peru
    Tour of the Matterhorn, Switzerland
    Skye Trail, Scotland
    Ridgeway, England
    Thames Path (canoe and wild camp), England
    Mount Toubkal (winter ascent), Morocco
    Kungsleden (skis), Sweden
    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)
    Lukla to Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
    The Munros (all 282), Scotland

Some of his other interests are indicated below.

Selected interests

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©  Max Landsberg 2015