Ken Wilson (1941-2016) was editor of Mountain magazine from 1969 until 1978 and owner of the outdoor publishing company Diadem from 1978 until 1989, when it was incorporated into Hodder & Stoughton. In 1993 Hodder downsized, and Ken set up the publishing house Baton Wicks. He was publisher and author of many of the most important and famed outdoor books in the British climbing world, including the 'Hard Rock' series: The Games Climbers Play, The Black Cliff, Cold Climbs, Wild, Classic and Big Walks, and others, including Argonauts of the Western Isles, Canoeing across Canada, and Run River Run. Ken was a member of the Climbers' Club, for which he edited the journal in 1976, and was intimately involved with the British Mountaineering Council, both as a volunteer and a critic. He was an Alpine Club member and an Honorary Member of the British Mountaineering Council.