I am an adventure journalist for print, TV, and radio and an elite endurance racer who has competed and reported from around the world. I have contributed to the New York Times, Conde’ Nast Traveler, More magazine, among others. My articles have appeared worldwide and I wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Climbing (Alpha Books/Macmillan). I was the on-air host for the web-coverage of the 2006 Primal Quest Adventure Race in Moab, UT, in June 2006 and have appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Oxygen Network, Fox Sports, OLN. My athletic achievements have been featured on an assortment of television networks, cable stations, and websites. Last September, I won the Big Sur Trail Marathon and wrote about for the March 2007 issue of Trail Runner magazine. In October, 2005 I won the women’s division and finished 2nd overall in the Augrabies Extreme Marathon, a 6-stage, 150-mile running race (carrying all food and provisions for entire race) across the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. My article ran in the January 2006 issue of Runner’s World Magazine. In January 2005, I finished 2nd in The Coastal Challenge, a 150-mile, 7-day running race along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica; also an assignment for Runner’s World. I spent a month in Tibet, fall 2004, as a member of the Climbing Blind team; taking six blind Tibetan teenagers on a two-week expedition to the summit of Lhapki Ri (23,100ft) on the north side of Mt. Everest. My first-person story aired in May, 2005 on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” The expedition was made into a documentary called “Blindsight,” which has been sweeping film festival awards across the globe. I reported for NPR while racing the 2002 MSOQ adventure race, Sabah, Malaysia. I hold an MBA in marketing and am the founder and director of NTS Wine Tasting, LLC. NTS runs corporate and private wine dinners and tastings and a monthly series called “Wine Tasting Without the Attitude.” It is my swirling, sniffing, and sipping mantra. I live in NYC. www.stefjack.com.