Title: Contributing Writer Email: email@example.com Location: Colorado (and campsites across the Western US)
Topics of Expertise: Skiing, Camping, Backpacking, Vanlife, Outdoor Lifestyle, and Apparel
Education & Certifications
Education: Bachelors of Arts, Colorado College
Years of Writing: 4
Certifications: AIARE 1, WFR, PSIA 1
Previous publications: Outside Online, SKI Magazine, Denver Westword, Field & Stream, Springs Magazine, Colorado College Outdoor Journal, Rocky Mountain PBS
A Word from Claire Barber
I tend to romanticize the big mountains out West. And, while the Southwestern United States
and the Colorado Mountains are my home now, my middle and high school years were spent in
South Florida and my younger years in the suburbs of Washington D.C. So many of my
influential experiences outside were spent digging in the mud of the Chesapeake Bay and
walking (quite literally) into alligators. More were spent in the low peaks of the Pisgah National
Forest in North Carolina, building fairy homes and canoeing down the Shenandoah River.
I am reluctant to admit that I am a Floridian; often reluctant to say that I grew up without
the technical outdoor mentors that some of my friends and colleagues did. But with that
reluctance comes a sense of pride. I, dear reader, am learning with you.
Nowadays in the winter, you’ll find me on the skintrack and chairlift or instructing little tots to slide on snow. More of my hours are spent writing full time, and when the snow melts I am even
more on the move, chasing stories and locations that complement my love for the outdoors
and my training in environmental studies. My articles and gear reviews aim to highlight
complex stories of conservation and innovation often through the unique outdoor characters
that call the mountains home.