Author Bio

Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard is the creator of, a contributing editor at Climbing Magazine, Adventure Journal, and The Dirtbag Diaries, and has climbed, hiked, and mountain biked all over the American West since he migrated there from Iowa in 2004. REI Member since 2005.

Stories by Brendan Leonard...
Hiker who has postholed in the snow

Semi-Rad: The Joy of Postholing

You know it might be coming. It’s literally the last thing you want to experience, because once it happens once, it can and will happen again—as many times in a...
Brendan Leonard and cheers coffee at Arches National Park

Lessons on “Fun” from Mom

About a thousand feet from the top of Quandary Peak, a fourteener in Colorado, I pulled my gloved hand off my ski pole and swing my hand around, trying to force...