Leo Le Bon

Leo Le Bon

Leo Le Bon, the "Grandfather of Adventure Travel," is the co-founder of California-based Mountain Travel Sobek, the company that launched the adventure travel industry. Le Bon joined Thomas Cook World Travel in San Francisco in 1960. While there, he became one of the first travel professionals to get involved in outdoor travel by planning the first foreign outings to South America and Europe for the Sierra Club. In 1967 Leo…

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Nadia Le Bon

Nadia Le Bon

Nadia Billia Le Bon was born in Italy. During her college years, she pursued hiking and climbing in the Alps and started traveling her world travels in Afghanistan in the seventies. She eventually got her dream job as a trekking guide in the Himalayas. In 1983 she organized the first Italian women-only climbing expedition to the Indian Himalaya. The following year, she moved to California and joined Mountain Travel Sobek.…

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