Once called America’s most imaginative adventurer, Roman Dial has pioneered long-distance ski trips on light-weight Nordic skis and ice-skates, bicycling on snow, adventure racing, bikepacking, and packrafting. He’s climbed the world’s tallest trees, going from tree-to-tree for days without touching the ground in California redwoods and sequoias, Borneo jungles, and Australian eucalyptus and searched for ice-worms on high mountain glaciers in Alaska, Bhutan, China, and Tibet. He has published stories and photographs in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Patagonia Catalog, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Australian Geographic, Rock and Ice, Climbing, X-C Skiing, Backpacking, American Alpine Journal, and Alaska Magazine among others.
Dial has taught at Alaska Pacific University for over 30 years as a professor of mathematics and biology. He has a PhD in biological sciences from Stanford University and a masters in mathematics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has published in Nature, Nature Geoscience, Global Change Biology, Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Forest Science, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Biotropica, and others and once appeared on the cover of Science.
He is married to his teenage sweetheart, Peggy. The two circled the globe in 2008-09.
The Adventurer’s Son is his second book.