(Noway, 1963) Erling Kagge is one of the world's most accomplished living explorers. Kagge is also a major collector of Russian icons and contemporary art. He was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. During these expeditions, he experienced extreme periods of silence - the longest being fifty days. He has since returned to Norway and searches for moments of silence amongst noisy family life and work as a writer and publisher. His most recent works are A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art, published in 2015, and Silence: In the Age of Noise, which has been published this year. In April 2019 he published the book Walking. One step at a time, an ode to the best remedy for body and mind: walking. A book about the love of exploration, the delight of discovery and the equilibrium that can be found in this most simple of activities.