Chris Barber is a well-established author with thirty one books published to date. They cover such subjects as mountaineering, industrial archaeology, prehistoric standing stones, and the mysteries and legends of Wales. His skills as a photographer are widely acknowledged and his illustrated lectures are very popular. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded the MBE for Services to the Community and Tourism in the 2008 New Years Honours list. His many interests and achievements have also been recognised by an entry in Whos Who in the World.