Owen Clarke

Owen Clarke is a freelance journalist with more than a decade of experience covering adventure travel and the outdoors. His writing has appeared in Outside, Climbing, Trail Runner, Gym Climber, Travel + Leisure, Backpacker, Ski, The Outdoor Journal, Yoga Journal, Triathlete, Women’s Running, Oxygen, PodiumRunner, Footwear News, and many other publications. As a lifelong rock climber and mountaineer, he currently serves as an editor-at-large for Climbing and the executive editor of Skydiving Source and Indoor Skydiving Source. In addition to writing and editing for outdoor sports and travel outlets, Owen has worked with more than 30 outdoor brands, including Black Diamond, Arc’teryx, The North Face, Outdoor Research, Petzl, REI, and La Sportiva, as well as nonprofits such as Access Fund. He currently works as a lead writer for the adventure filming and mountaineering guiding company Benegas Brothers Productions + Expeditions. He is based in Ecuador.

• 10+ years of experience as an adventure travel journalist
• First person to solo hike the Juliana Trail, a 167-mile loop through Slovenia’s Julian Alps in 2019
• Bylines in Outside, Climbing, Trail Runner, Travel + Leisure, Backpacker, Ski, and The Outdoor Journal, among other publications
• Received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of San Diego

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