Tristam is a writer, adventurer, public speaker and presenter with a background in design and engineering. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University and has worked for the London-based arm of Bechtel, America’s largest private engineering company, as a risk manager. He has also worked as a freelance designer on projects for Liverpool Regeneration and the Olympic Park, and has designed a house featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. He has also produced and directed a documentary film for the British Artist Blacksmith Association commemorating Liverpool Capital of Culture. Tristam has lead expeditions to Zambia, Botswana, Nepal, Tibet and the Southern Carpathian Mountains of Romania, and has also motorcycled the length of Vietnam in homage to Top Gear and in aid of the Red Cross. He is a UK ambassador for Mechanical Engineering, working to inspire the next generation of engineers and show that engineering is an excellent foundation to an exciting future. At 29, Tristam is the second youngest member of the team and is responsible for heading up the London-based Operations HQ for The Coldest Journey.