Author Bio

Julie Ellison

Julie writes and shoots stories about climbing and the outdoors and was Climbing magazine’s first female Editor-in-Chief. She uses adventure as a way to experience the world and help the people in it. Based out of a van named Betsy, she and her 60-pound lap dog named Lizzie roam the U.S. looking for stealthy parking spots and free Wi-Fi. Her work has appeared in Backpacker, Climbing, Outside, and TGR among others. REI member since 2006.

Stories by Julie Ellison...
Kentucky Alpine

Kentucky Alpine

Seeking first-ascent trad lines in America's sport climbing capital For most climbers who dig long approaches, loose rock, mandatory self-rescue skills, and ...
Made in the South

Made in the South

Six of the coolest climbing companies below the Mason-Dixon line When it comes to the climbing industry, mountain meccas like Salt Lake City, Seattle, or Bould...