Austin Parker

Austin Parker

Austin Parker is a powder skier and sport climber, and is no stranger hauling heavy gear uphill in bad weather. After a less than auspicious college ski racing career, he served in the US Army as an intelligence analyst and electronic warfare specialist. Following his military service, Austin saw the light and moved home to Salt Lake City to chase deep snow and desert cracks. When not enjoying getting rained or snowed on he is probably geeking out about the latest apparel fabric innovation or obsessing over shaving the last few ounces off his backpacking load. An amateur fly fisherman and outdoors photographer, he seems to always have his tenkara rod and Gopro handy. His work has appeared with Gear Patrol, Active Junky, The Manual, MOTUS, and Carryology.

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