Samantha Larson

Climber/Mountaineer, Writer


Long Beach, CA


Seattle, WA

  • I was once the youngest person to have climbed the Seven Summits (the tallest mountain on each continent).
  • I write about nature and adventure for publications including Grist, National Geographic, RootsRated, and Smithsonian, and I’m the science writer at Washington Sea Grant, a NOAA marine research and outreach program at the University of Washington.
  • I love trail running, skiing, and am passionate about rock climbing. During the Pacific Northwest climbing season, you’re likely to find me at Index or Squamish.
Fun Fact

I shaved my head and threw my hair overboard after crossing the equator on a tall ship in the Tropical Pacific.

What does “Let The Outside In” mean to you?

It means remembering that there’s an awesome, beautiful world out there that’s way bigger than you. Step outside to explore the world around you, be challenged by it, be inspired by it, be humbled by it, and do what you can to make it better.