The Rough Stuff Fellowship was founded on 29 May 1955, by ‘forty members who, in pursuit of their pastime, traverse the rougher and less beaten ways’. Members of the RSF undertook the first ever bicycle crossing of Iceland’s mountainous interior, in 1958, and have travelled the tracks and trails of Europe, Africa, America and beyond. It currently has over 1000 members.
Max Leonard, writer and creative director of Isola Press, joins us to speak about this group of intrepid trailblazers. Having spent many years living and working in the Alps, he has written books about mountains and bicycles and bunkers, and is currently working on a book about ice. He founded Isola Press in 2016 to make ‘adventures in photobooks’.