Adventure writer and blogger



Inspiring people to get outdoors through photographs



Mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, and guiding

Hi, I’m Chris! Welcome to Mindful Explorer at ChrisIstace.com

I left my full time job to pursue my passion for writing and photography after a complete lifestyle change and mindset shift. The Mindful Explorer website focuses on mindfulness and the optimization steps I took to achieve a life in the pursuit of outdoor adventures. You will also find trip reports, adventure travel reviews, backcountry hiking and climbing information and gear reviews. My goal is to inspire you with authentic storytelling and powerful imagery leading you to “Explore Beyond The Usual”.

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