Asher, Michael

Michael Asher has served in the Parachute Regiment and the SAS. Together with his wife, Arabist and photographer Mariantonietta Peru, he made the first west-east crossing of the Sahara on foot – adistance of 4, 500 miles – with camels, but without technology or back-up of any kind. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has won both the Ness Award of the Royal Geographical Society and the Mungo Park Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for Exploration. He has written many books, most recently The Regiment: The Real Story of the SAS.