Charles Scott is an endurance athlete, writer and family adventurer. He worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years before deciding to focus his energy full-time on writing, speaking and doing endurance challenges with his family linked to environmental causes. He competes in Ironman triathlons, marathons and other ultra distance races, and also has served as a guide to blind athletes in these events. In the summer of 2009, he and his eight-year old son cycled the length of mainland Japan, 2,500 miles in 67 days. The UN named them “Climate Heroes”, as they raised money for a tree planting campaign and promoted the UN’s efforts to combat climate change. In the summer of 2011, Scott cycled 1,500 miles around Iceland with his ten-year old son and four-year old daughter. He is writing a book about the Japan ride called Rising Son and publishes pieces regularly on Huffington Post and CNBC.