Chris Brinlee Jr
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Chris Brinlee Jr
Storyteller | #CelebrateDiscomfort

Chris Brinlee, Jr. Is a Storyteller.

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.

Since then, Chris’s adventures have led him around the globe—he’s paddled remote fjords in Greenland, ridden motorcycles through Vietnam, sailed with a crew to Antarctica, and climbed 6,000m peaks in Nepal.

Chris strives to #CelebrateDiscomfort—a theme at the core of each adventure, and each story he tells.

Chris specializes in bringing stories to life for both brands, and editorial outlets. As a contributor for publications such as Red BulletinIndefinitelyWild, Outside, Huckberry, and Gizmodo—his words, photos, and videos have inspired millions; while his strong presence on social media provide daily doses of inspiration.

Home Base

Lyons, Colorado




Thip Samai Pad Thai in Bangkok

What is Chris listening to?

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How We Got There



An Everyman's Guide to Planning an Epic Adventure

How to start from scratch and expand your horizons.

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How to Live Out of Your Car

Professional vehicle dwellers share their tips for making the most out of life on the road.

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How to Conquer the Mountains of Your Life

An explorer's guide to making the most out of New Year Resolutions.

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We Traveled from Greenland to Antarctica to Find the Best Glacier Glasses

Need sunglasses for climbing, mountaineering, or traveling through snow and ice? We tested three pairs across three continents and two hemispheres to find out how they stack up.

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Rain, Snow, Humidity or Dust: Tips for Protecting Camera Gear

In order to get great shots, you have to go where the photos are. Sometimes it’s as simple as a stroll round your local neighborhood, but at other times it can involve navigating challenging environments and harsh weather. Wherever you are, protecting valuable camera gear is a priority. 

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Pack Like a Pro: Adventure Photographer Chris Brinlee, Jr.

We caught up with Chris and had the chance to find out what's been occupying his time, and what gear he finds most useful in the wild.

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