Chris Brinlee Jr
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Chris Brinlee Jr
Professional Adventurer | Storyteller

 

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In July 2013, Chris convinced one of his best friends from college, Orey Spear, to join him on a backpacking trip through Yosemite. The three day/35-mile backcountry experience would a first for each of them; and neither had any idea what they were getting into—or what they were doing. Of course, they packed way too much stuff.

Four years later and inspired by their very first trip, Chris had carved out a career as a professional adventure storyteller; Orey had become a successful 3D artist working on big productions in LA. In need of a serious adventure-vacation, he called Chris up.

A fastpacking trip through the Italian Dolomites seemed like the perfect place to get their fix, lighten the load, and see how far they could go—the thing was, Orey hadn't been on an overnight hiking experience since that very first one. Would he get everything that he wanted—or more than he bargained for? Find out in Flight of the Dolomites.

 

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Vlogs

Flight of the Dolomites // Episode 1

Flight of the Dolomites // Episode 2

 

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Photos

 

 

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The Gear

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Cotopaxi Veloz 6L - $140

This 6L running pack uses an X-shaped strap system that distributes the load while eliminating chaffing. The pack comes with a 2L Hydrapak reservoir and has just enough space for minimalist Euro hut trips.

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Black Diamond Distance Z Carbon Trekking Poles - $170

These fixed-length, lightweight trekking poles break down into three segments and quickly snap to full-length making them easy to travel with and ideal for fastpacking missions.

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66 AUDIO BTS Pro - $125

These active, sweat-proof, Bluetooth headphones have 40 hours of battery life with continuous playback; and over 400 hours on standby. You don't stop. Neither do these headphones.

 Chris & Orey atop an un-expectedly snow-covered pass along the Alta Via No. 2

Chris & Orey atop an un-expectedly snow-covered pass along the Alta Via No. 2