Celebrated writer, photographer and National Geographic Young Explorer (2012), Max Lowe has been exploring the far reaches of the planet since before he could walk — from his home in the mountains of Montana to Antarctica, Nepal and Mongolia. He has been published in Backpacker magazine, Powder and on Nationalgeographic.com. After completing his Young Explorers Grant project, which documents social change in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Lowe served as a photo assistant for National Geographic’s Everest expedition. His writing and photos are included in National Geographic’s book The Call of Everest. Lowe is the director of Slacker (Mountainfilm 2017), Sky Migrations, Amo, Adventure Not War (all Mountainfilm 2018) and Bare Existence (Mountainfilm 2019) and Torn (Mountainfilm 2022).