Hayden Carpenter is a climber and a freelance journalist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Previously an editor at Rock and Ice magazine, he made the leap to freelancing in 2017. He is a fitness columnist for Outside magazine, and his work has appeared in Rock and Ice, REI Co-op Journal, Gym Climber, and Rock & Snow (Japan), among other publications. He edited "Climb Injury-Free: A Proven Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation System" by Dr. Jared Vagy—an Amazon best-seller for books on rock climbing.
When he's not writing, he roams the mountains and mesas eagerly searching for new routes and elusive desert ice.