Chris Brinlee, Jr. is a storyteller. Stories, however, are not best-told from inside the walls of a cubicle, so in August 2014, Chris left quit his fancy advertising art director job to go experience something more. Since then, Chris’s adventures have led him around the globe—he’s paddled remote fjords in Greenland, ridden motorcycles through Vietnam, sailed with a crew to Antarctica, and climbed 6,000 meter peaks in Nepal.
Chris celebrates discomfort—a theme at the core of each adventure, and each story he tells. As a contributor for publications such as Outside, Red Bulletin, IndefinitelyWild, Huckberry, and Gizmodo—his words, photos, and videos have inspired millions; his strong presence on social media provides daily doses of inspiration.
Photo: Christian Lanley