Author Bio

Hilary Oliver

Hilary Oliver

Hilary Oliver is a freelance writer, filmmaker and contributing climb editor for the Co-op Journal. Her work has appeared in magazines and websites like Outside, Adventure Journal, Bust, Climbing, National Geographic Adventure, the Dirtbag Diaries, and many others. You can find more of her work at REI member since 2004.

Stories by Hilary Oliver...
Tucson Mountain Biking

How to Mountain Bike in Tucson

Sunny Tucson, Arizona is famous for its giant, sculptural saguaro cacti—and for good reason. But did you know the city is also surrounded by five different moun...
For Those About to Rock

For Those About to Rock

A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path. This article was updated April 20, 2021. Just starting out rock climbing at the gym or...
A climber talks to another climber while motioning to curved holds on a rock face.

4 Ways To Progress As A Climber

If you’re excited to learn and progress as a rock climber, the first thing you might look for is a mentor. But finding a more experienced climber willing to tak...