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Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain

Steve Backshall Vs the Monster Mountain
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Since he was a boy Steve Backshall has always dreamt of climbing a mountain...

Since he was a boy Steve Backshall has always dreamt of climbing a mountain – the north face of the Eiger. After a year in the planning, with his wife Olympian Helen Glover as his trainer, Steve sets off to achieve his dream. But after breaking his back in 2008, his challenge is as much a mental one as it is physical.

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!