Chris Olson
  • freelance writer
  • guide
  • event operations consultant
  • athlete

WHO AM I?

Chris Olson

Writer, guide, and outdoor athlete on the hunt for fresh snow, clean rock, smooth trails, and a meaningful life in the green mountain state...

SOME OF WHAT I DO

  • Writing

    Informing, entertaining, and inspiring with words for paper and screen.

  • Guiding

    Bringing smiles to faces within the realms of rock and snow, while responsibly managing risk.

  • Event Operations Consulting

    Delivering powerful brand experiences and executing on-site activations, often in outdoor settings.

  • Coaching & Instruction

    Helping you reach new levels of skill, fitness, and joy in your climbing or skiing pursuits.

  • Athlete

    I don’t just write about it. I get out. I try hard. I get dirty.

PERUSE THE DEPTHS OF MY MIND

How To Clean Cams - Climbing Gear Care 101

Follow these simple steps to eliminate rust, improve trigger pull, and ensure that your cams are part of your climbing gear kit for many years...

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Best Hikes In Virginia

Growing up in central Virginia gives you a real sense of the geographic diversity found there. Here is a list of my favorite places to hike in Virginia.

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How I Carry A DSLR Camera While Traveling Outside

The struggle for creating a way to comfortably and efficiently tote camera gear into the wild is real! Here's the system that I use to carry a DSLR camera on hiking, backpacking, and even ski trips.

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BE INSPIRED

Discover new music, read interesting stories, watch powerful videos, and learn from fascinating people with this bi-weekly update

DISCOVER MY ORIGINS

Where did I grow up? Why the cougar logo?