Chris Ord – Publisher / Editor
Growing up as a country boy with mountains at his back doorstep, and blessed with a curious, wandering nature, it was only a matter of time before Chris Ord ended up launching his own publication dedicated to the art and science of going wild. One of Australia’s leading adventure journalists, he has edited adventure magazines both in Australia and in the UK, and continues to contribute to the likes of Australian Geographic Outdoor and Men’s Fitness covering adventure tales across the globe. But if he had to choose one pursuit in the outdoors that gives him the most kicks, it is trail running – preferably exploratory, multi-day adventures in exotic, mountainous locales around the world. He’ll take note of all the event goings on in trail ‘sporting’ world, sure, but for Chris, it is the people, the culture and the lifestyle of trail running that captures his imagination. He doesn’t mind the testing kit bit of being an editor, either, and is addicted to collecting trail running shoes.
Pat Kinsella, Ross Taylor, Simon Madden – Directors @ Adventure Types
Dirty, dirty men. The lot of them. But they, like us love wild places and can also be seen running in them, when not curating their own slices of adventure media (www.paddlemag.com and www.verticallifemag.com). Occasionally they’ll even pen a piece for Trail Run Mag, maybe proof a little and generally offer their high horse opinions, which we try to value little and discard unless absolute genius. They are the co-publishers of the mag and thus claim co-editorial name badges, which they sometimes use to get free kit “to review”.
The publisher of Trail Run Mag, Adventure Types, publishes three other titles in the adventure pursuits market:
– Vertical Life www.verticallifemag.com.au
– Adventure Quarterly (working title)
Adventure Types also works on consultancy projects with some of the world’s leading adventure brands, advises on adventure tourism strategy and product development, and produces specialist adventure media content, including film/video production for clients worldwide. Check us out at www.adventuretypes.com