Author Profile - Amanda Ellis

I’m Amanda, full-time outdoor freelance writer and rock climber.

I can be found writing about the outdoors or playing in it, whether it’s adventure climbing in my North Carolina home or seeking out superior granite cracks. When I’m not writing or climbing, I’m skiing, surfing, or searching for the wild horses that roam the Outer Banks. I won the American Alpine Club’s ‘Live Your Dream’ Grant to climb Bugaboo Spire in 2016 and since that experience have made my life goal to complete the most scenic alpine routes in the world.

I actively contribute to Verticulture, Therm-a-Rest, and Digital Trends Outdoors.

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