Adventurer | Storyteller


Chris Brinlee, Jr. is a storyteller.

Adventurer | Photographer | Director | Writer

Stories, however, are not best-told from inside the walls of a cubicle.

So in August 2014, Chris left his behind - quitting his fancy advertising art director job to go experience something more.

His adventure led him around the globe from California to the North Cascades, where he climbed the snowiest mountain in the world. To Norway, where he watched sunset from the most epic ledge. To Iceland, where he nearly died on a glacier. To Nepal, where he vomited after summiting a 20,305' Himalayan peak. To South East Asia, where he ate all the pad thai that his body could handle. And he's still going strong.

On each adventure, Chris embraces discomfort - challenging himself not only as a photographer and storyteller - but as a human being.

As a writer and photographer for IndefinitelyWild - Gizmodo's official subsite about adventure travel in the outdoors; and as a Huckberry Explorer - his words and photos have inspired millions.



Currently: SE Asia

Favorite Transport


Favorite Food

Pad Thai

Listening to

The Journal



Sometimes people write about me, too.


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Adventure Journal


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Get in Touch

Have a story you'd like Chris to tell? Want to meet up abroad? Have questions about adventure travel? He'd love to hear from you!

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