About Off Yonder
Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure and expedition writer and photographer who is always “Off Yonder: Seeing the world for what it is.” In addition to writing his own popular blog [offyonder.com], he is a Senior Editor for Elevation Outdoors Magazine and he has contributed to National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, Mountainzone.com and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 15 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips, the list goes on . . . really.
The Early Years
Cameron grew up in a military family moving from the States to Germany and Italy. He finally settled in Seattle, where he attended Issaquah High School. Cameron moved himself to St. Louis to attend Principia College where he developed a custom degree called “Internet Entrepreneurship.” He also ended up with a Biology minor, quite by accident, simply by signing up for classes that promised field trips. While at Principia, Cameron was the captain of the fire brigade, manager of the radio station, on the swimming and diving team, the track team and played on the rugby club. He acted in a few campus productions and studied abroad in The Bahamas (Marine biology) and Nepal (Mountain Ecology).
The Real World
After college, Cameron threw himself at the world by leaping to Australia for a year, webslinging in New York City, teaching English in Japan, delivering sailboats across the oceans, and jumping on any adventure he could get his hands on. These years of world travel have helped Cameron speak fluent German and delve into Italian, French, Nepali and Japanese. He also wields a smattering of survival phrases in a half a dozen other languages.
A year in the life of Cameron could go like this: Return from the South Pole, tramp remote treks on New Zealand’s South Island, guide a trip in the Australian Outback, kayak around the San Juan Islands, raft through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River and work as the caretaker of Gray Knob Cabin deep in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Wonder what Cameron’s going to be up to next? So does he. Subscribe to receive updates from offyonder.com for the latest!
Bookings, Scheduling and Contact
Cameron is available to write magazine articles and to document expeditions around the world in photos and video and in any climate or terrain. He often does slide shows to share his trips to inspire and encourage those keen to get out themselves, as well as to accommodate the vicarious armchair traveler. To contact Cameron, email Cameron -at- offyonder.com or call +1.425.922.9548