In 2004 Rebekah Gibbs became a household name when she landed the partof Nina Farr, a feisty paramedic in the popular BBC show, Casualty.In 2006 Rebekah left Casualty to spend more time with her partner and the pair were delighted when their daughter Gigi was born in February 2008.But when Gigi was just ten weeks old, a lump in Rebekah's breast was diagnosed as cancer. She quickly underwent a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and is about to start a course of radiotherapy. Rebekah remains upbeat and positive about her experiences.
Leni Gillman is a writer and outdoor enthusiast who has co-authored several books with her husband, Peter, and has won two OWG awards. They were married in 1962, have two children and three grandchildren, and live in south London. In 1992, they saw Everest together on a journey through Tibet, some of it retracing the steps of Mallory's 1921 reconnaissance expedition.
Peter Gillman has been a writer and journalist since 1964, for a long period working for the Sunday Times. The author of a dozen books, many on mountaineering themes, he is a member of the British Outdoor Writers Guild and has won a record five awards from them. He lives with his wife Leni in south-east London.
In the 15 years that she has worked for The Telegraph, Bryony Gordon has become one of the paper's best loved writers. Her weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph has won her an army of fans who have followed her journey from single girl about town to - finally! - settled mum. Bryony is now 35 and lives in Nappy Valley (Clapham) with her baby daughter Edie and her husband, a financial journalist. The last sentence is one she never thought she would see written down on paper.
Pete Goss is a professional yachtsman and a former member of the Royal Marines. After nine years in the Marines he left to embark on a full-time sailing career which led to success in the single-handed transatlantic race and the Vendée Globe, during which he rescued fellow-yachtsman Raphael Dinelli. He continues to sail all over the world and lives in Cornwall with his family.