Stephanie Pearson shares insightful, well researched, and intriguing stories. Her assignments have included reporting on a Mount Everest summit while spending a month at Base Camp, meditating with Tibetan Buddhist Scholar Bob Thurman in Bhutan, and creating a real-time, online science curriculum for students around the globe while traveling through Australia and Latin America. Pearson covers travel, the environment, gear, and outdoor sports and fitness for leading publications.

Pearson’s lifelong love for the outdoors began in northern Minnesota, where she grew up and currently resides. But the cyclist, mountain biker, and skier is equally drawn to the mountains and wide-open spaces of the Southwest, where she lived for 15 years.

In 1995, after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Pearson began her career at Outside magazine, which evolved into various editorial staff positions over 13 years. She’s currently a contributing editor to the National Magazine Award-winning publication.

Pearson has also written for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, CNN, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, Minnesota Monthly, and more. Her features have been anthologized in “The Best American Travel Writing” and “Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine.”

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