Amanda Ellis is a rock climber, alpinist and freelance journalist based out of Raleigh, NC. When she’s not adventuring, she's managing the web team for The Adventure Junkies and crafting stories to inspire people to get outside. Her work has appeared in online and print publications including Rock & Ice Magazine, Backpacker, GearJunkie, Verticulture, Camp Therm-a-Rest, Digital Trends, and more. You can learn more about her at investinginadventure.net. REI member since 2014.