Documenting Adventure Workshop with Charlotte Austin - Portland

Join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop!

In this unique, engaging event, three professional outdoor storytellers — an adventure writer, a travel/outdoor photographer, and a mountain artist — will share secrets of the trade, offer advice for aspiring creatives, and discuss the state of the outdoor storytelling industry today.

Each panelist will introduce themselves, discuss what they do, and briefly share the story of how they got to where they are today. Then they'll hold an interactive panel discussion with a no-holds-barred Q&A session. Whether you're an already-established professional or simply curious about what it would take to break into the industry, you'll learn something here. Topics covered may include social media, pitching for publication and/or sponsorships in the outdoor realm, and real-life tactics for making your art more compelling. Wherever you are in your journey, we welcome you to join us. Bring your burning questions, something to write with a hungry appetite for adventure.

*If you've been to one of Charlotte Austin's past adventure writing workshops, this is a great next step.*

Included in the price of your ticket: libations from Happy Mountain Kombucha and Deschutes Brewery, fun door prizes, a list of suggested reading from the panelists, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Oregon Wild. 

The workshop costs $25 when purchased in advance or tickets may be purchased at the door for $30 CASH ONLY. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Oregon Wild.

Come to hang out, get inspired and explore your adventure writing journey. RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook here.




About Charlotte Austin:

Charlotte is an award-winning adventure writer and mountain guide who lives in Seattle, Washington. Her work has been published in Alpinist, Misadventures Magazine, Stay Wild, Seattle Magazine, Women’s Adventure Magazine, Mountain Magazine, Seattle Met, and more. 

When she's not writing, Charlotte works for International Mountain Guides, where she lead climbing, mountaineering, and hiking expeditions around the world. She's guided in North and South America, Europe, Alaska, Patagonia, and Nepal. She is a Wilderness EMT, a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer, and holds Level 2 certification with the American Institute for Avalanche Education and Training (AIARE). She also recently became an extra class ham radio operator.

Charlotte's work has included a feature story about why there aren't more women in alpinisma study of how understanding the science of gender can be a helpful tool in the mountains, and an essay about how debriefing after hard experiences could save your life. In 2017, she spoke at the Cody Ice Festival, led an expedition to climb Denali, guided a team of climbers to the top of Mount Elbrus (18,510'), and summited the tallest mountain in Mongolia. She also lectures and is an accomplished public speaker, and she recently joined the Oiselle pro athlete team.

To learn more, visit and check out Charlotte's Instagram:

About Brooke Jackson:

Brooke Jackson is a writer, photographer and outdoor instructor based in Portland, OR. Brooke is a self-taught photographer whose craft and passion has taken her around the world. Most of her projects consist of documenting remote locations or adventure sports. Samples of Brooke's recent work include participating in a first ascent rock climb in the Faroe Islands, developing backcountry ski lines for a local guide school in Nepal, and discussing a call to update the Leave No Trace principles.

Outside of capturing content, Brooke works as both an outdoor instructor for REI as well as a freelance creative for advertising agencies and brands. You can learn more about her work and life at her website and Instagram.

About Claire Giordano:

Claire Giordano is a painter, illustrator, alpinist, and writer based in the forested foothills outside Seattle, Washington. 

Claire is a lifelong artist with a passion for connecting people and place through art, education, and adventure. She completed her undergraduate degrees at Seattle University in Environmental Education/ Communication and Philosophy.

Claire’s paintings evoke a sense of what it feels like to be in nature: the incredible beauty and joy alongside the shadows of risk and loss. Many of her pieces are created on-site during backpacking and mountaineering trips. In addition to paintings documenting her travels, Claire’s commercial work includes a best-selling t-shirt design for REI’s Force of Nature campaign, hand-drawn watercolor maps for the Outessa Retreats, and custom ski topsheet designs. She also collaborates with local scientists to blend art and data, and a series of her paintings were included in a presentation at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in New York.

You are most likely to find Claire on a ski slope or perched beside a trail, a paintbrush in one hand and a chocolate bar in the other. To see her work, check out her website at and her Instagram at

About Mountain Shop:

Mountain Shop is the oldest gear shop in North America and continues to support mountain athletes in their pursuit and the local Portland community. Specialized service is a defining feature of the Shop. From custom boot fittings to professionals tunes and services on your skis, boards, and bikes - the Mountain Shop is home to the pros who share the same passions as you.