Owen Clarke

Writer

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

Owen Clarke is an adventure travel journalist working as a writer for VISIONS. A lifelong rock climber and mountaineer, Owen is an editor-at-large for Climbing, the executive editor of Indoor Skydiving Source and Skydiving Source, and a regular contributor to the Travel and Adventure section of the motorcycle magazine Iron & Air

An Alabama native, Owen grew up rock climbing and backpacking in the rolling hills and secluded gorges of the Southeast—initially as a Boy Scout—which fostered his lifelong connection to the outdoors. 

During and after college, Owen worked and volunteered for several environmental nonprofits, including Greenpeace, before turning to writing full-time. As a mountaineer, Owen is particularly interested in the rapid loss of glacial mass due to climate change, and has reported on (and been interviewed concerning) the climate crisis for a number of publications, including NPR and Outside Online

Owen’s writing appears in 35+ international magazines, including Rock and Ice, Backpacker, Trail Runner, SKI, The Outdoor Journal, Travel + Leisure, VeloNews, Beta and Yoga Journal. In addition to VISIONS, he also currently works as a writer for the adventure film company Benegas Brothers Productions and the high-altitude down apparel brand Valandré

Owen has written for 60+ outdoor brands, including The North Face, REI, La Sportiva, Outdoor Research, Arc’teryx and Black Diamond, as well as nonprofits like Access Fund. His work with VISIONS involves telling our program’s stories via e-newsletters, digital blogs and webpage copy.

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

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Recent Blog Posts

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