This libelous blogger is happy with an open pow run or free drink in front of him. The only two things in the world that motivate him are spite and irony. He suffers the beautiful women and free beer at every trade show to bring you the latest news in the Outdoor Industry. Rocky is also the man behind Steep and Cheap‘s rambling Daily Dose emails. If you just can’t get enough, check out his blog, Liquid Astronaut, or follow him on Twitter.
Steve Casimiro is the founder of Adventure Journal, the former editor of Powder – The Skier’s Magazine, founding editor of Bike Magazine, and West Coast editor of National Geographic Adventure. He will write, shoot, and review for food, gear, travel, or helicopter time. He has lived in Virginia, Vermont, and now California, and has spent far too little time in Wyoming.
Michael Frank is finally old enough to claim that he’s been a writer and editor longer than the entire length of time when he was: a poor graduate student; a barista; an employee of REI; of Eddie Bauer; of Eastern Mountain Sports; of Paragon Sports in NYC; and of the Boulder Daily Camera, where he never penned a single word but drove a delivery truck of newspapers several nights a week from midnight to 4 a.m. to help pay his way through college. He’s skied and fished and hiked since childhood, mountain biked since college, rock climbed and snowboarded since about the same, and would probably try wing-suited flying if there was a way to do it for money. Michael has been an editor for Esquire, Forbes.com, National Geographic Adventure, Bicycling, and has written for Men’s Journal, Outside, Details, and Popular Mechanics. He is the managing editor of Adventure Journal.
Brendan is sometimes a rock climber and sometimes a writer, and lives on friends’ couches and in his 2005 Chevy Astrovan, which likes to be anywhere west of Colorado Boulevard in Denver. He is a contributing editor to Adventure Journal, Climbing and The Dirtbag Diaries, and his work has appeared in Backpacker, Elevation Outdoors, Mountain Gazette, Men’s Journal, Adventure Cyclist and other publications. Brendan takes pride in being the least talented sponsored athlete in the outdoor industry, and his wanderings and musings on his website,www.Semi-Rad.com [www.semi-rad.com], are supported by Outdoor Research [www.outdoorresearch.com] and Kate’s Real Food [www.katesrealfood.com]. He likes coffee, ice cream, and pretty girls who laugh at his jokes.