Authors and Contributors

Yvon Chouinard - Essayist

Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the outdoor equipment company Patagonia, is one of the pioneers of big wall and ice climbing and the author of Climbing Ice, the book that introduced modern ice-climbing technique to America. He is also an avid surfer, kayaker, fisherman, and falconer, as well as an outspoken proponent of mixing environmentalism and sound business practice.

Yvon Chouinard is an essayist for Planet Ice (Braided River, 2009).