Amanda & Jed
Jed & Amanda are rock climbers, alpinists, and outdoor enthusiasts based out of North Carolina. A civil engineer and a freelance writer, together they advocate for the environment and encourage others to spend more time outside. In 2016, they won the American Alpine's Club 'Live Your Dream Grant' to climb the aesthetic Northeast Ridge on Bugaboo Spire. Inspired by the Bugaboos' remote, untouched allure, they now spend their time searching the world for these magical places while ticking off classic alpine climbs. Their mission is to preserve threatened alpine ecosystems through stewardship, community outreach, and education.
As an outdoor journalist, Amanda seeks to share her adventurous experiences, encourage sustainable living, and promote small businesses doing big things for the environment. She writes for many well-known publications, including The Adventure Junkies, Outdoor Research, Digital Trends Outdoors, and GearJunkie. When she's not writing, she's climbing mountains, doing Vinyasa yoga, or riding horses. You can find out more on her website Investing in Adventure.
Jed serves as a civil engineer for the City of Raleigh and has helped the city grow into the thriving metropolis it is today. He oversees multiple transportation programs that support eco-conscious efforts, including development of Raleigh's Greenway system, bike lane implementation, and improvements to public transportation.
You can follow their alpine climbing adventures on Instagram @investing_in_adventure. At any given time, they also post updates on one or more of their three beloved fur babies -- two rescue dogs and a Siberian kitten.