Leslie J. Symons

Leslie Symons is an Emeritus Professor of Geography who has been fascinated throughout his life by both mountains and aviation. After wartime aircraft recognition and aeronautics studies, military service and travel with the Royal Engineers Movement Control Section gave opportunities to further an already keen interest in hill walking. His interest in mountain rescue has led him to further travels and discussions with the rescue services of a number of countries. He has written many books and articles based on his travels and researches. After all this it seemed time to fill an apparent literary gap linking aviation and mountains in this wide-ranging history.