Cameron Martindell

of Adventure Off Yonder

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Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who is always “Off Yonder: Seeing the world for what it is.” In addition to writing his own popular blog [offyonder.com], he is a Senior Editor for Elevation Outdoors Magazine and he has contributed to National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, Mountainzone.com and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole.  Cameron has more than 15 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips, the list goes on . . .  really.

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I took a deep breath of the thin air at 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) and scanned the beautiful scene of jagged rocks, sparkling white snow, and deep blue glacier ice around me and slowly became more comfortable in my thought that we would not reach the peak of Ausangate. This is always a hard decision…

Here’s one more run down on new gear previewed at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. This episode features footwear from Keen, Sperry Top Sider, Ecoths, Astral, Old Town, Propet, Muck Boots, and Timbuk2 with Cordura Fabric. What’s your favorite?

More gear! After exploring the floor, I attended a little party hosted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association and National Geographic and finished the evening at the Reel Rocks Film Tour. All amazing stuff. Gear in this video includes: Ticla Tents, Trimble Outdoors Smartphone Navigation App, Text Anywhere, LifeProof Phone Case, Mountain Hardwear, Eureka Tents,…

Spring 2014 gear is ready to check out at Outdoor Retailer with sweet products from Deuter, Big Agnes, Power Trekk, Evolv, Trango, Fits Socks, BOA Systems, Vasque, and Eagle Creek.

Summer Outdoor Retailer, the gear trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah, started with a hike with Andrew Skurka, who is designing a new line of hiking gear for Salomon, and interviewing folks at the lake about kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

Outdoor writer and photographer Cameron Martindell shares his final preview of upcoming gear launches for fall/winter 2013 seen at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the opening scene, Cameron mentions the creative films by climber/illustrator Jeremy Collins. We’ll have Collins’s latest film and an interview up tomorrow. Then watch for Black…

Outdoor writer and photographer Cameron Martindell shares another preview of upcoming gear launches for fall/winter 2013 seen at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s pretty hard not to get excited about these sweet down jackets, skis, ski boots, and more from Tilly’s, Outdoor Research, Scarpa (featuring top ski mountaineer Chris Davenport),…

There’s no doubt outdoor gear keeps getting better and better. Here writer and photographer Cameron Martindell shares a preview of some of the fall/winter 2013 gear shown at last week’s  Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah. This episode features mountaineering legend Jim Whittaker on the Eddie Bauer gear used on the first…

Outdoor adventure reporter Cameron Martindell gets the scoop on next season’s skis and snowboards right from the slopes at Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort. This on-snow demo day is part of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City.