Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Title: Senior Editor

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Expertise & Background

  • Topics of Expertise: Rock climbing, mountaineering, thru-hiking, backpacking and hiking, trail running, travel
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies and Community Development, Covenant College
  • Years of Writing: 6+
  • Years of Gear Testing: 9
  • Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, CPR, PADI Open Water Diver
  • Club or Association Memberships: SCC
  • Previous Publications: Wayfinder Magazine, GearJunkie

Why I Chose This Career

We all want our stories to be heard, and we rack up some darn good ones when romping around the world. So, I suppose that’s how I started. Whether it’s writing, painting, or filming, getting to tell my tales with either a lens or pen—nestled within the outdoor community—has been an incredible ride.

How I Began My Career

Weaving an increasingly complicated web of freelance video gigs, copyediting, and journalism in the outdoor industry, the past several years found me doing whatever I could to wrangle enough funds for my adventures. It was fun but not the most consistent existence. Eventually, the creative energy I got from writing about my exploits and the gear that got me through them won out. I’ve been clacking away at the keyboard ever since… and living a slightly more settled life. 

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