Author Bio

Joe Pasteris

Joe Pasteris

Joe Pasteris is a writer and editor at REI. In 2003, he packed up his car and drove west from Massachusetts, eventually settling in Seattle. Since then, he’s been hiking, climbing and backcountry skiing in the Cascade Range and beyond. REI member and employee since 2006.

Stories by Joe Pasteris...
Warm Hands

How to Keep Your Hands Warm

Some people accept cold hands as the price of admission to wintertime fun. But Hannah Olson, an REI Outdoor School instructor in Minneapolis, says if you’re suf...
climber placing a quickdraw

How Many Quickdraws Do I Need?

For a day of sport climbing, quickdraws are among the essentials you’ll need to have in your pack when heading to the crag. But just how many to take is a quest...